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Throwing away the Eucharist is graviora delicta

March 16th, 2011, Promulgated by benanderson

Fr Z on disposing of a Host:

You cannot “throw away” a Host. Someone who “throws away” the Eucharist, either by, for example, simply tossing a consecrated Host in the garbage, or putting it down the sacrarium, or pouring the Precious Blood down a sink or sacrarium, knowing that it is wrong to do, runs the risk of incurring a latae sententiae excommunication, the lifting of which is reserved to the Holy See alone.

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4 Responses to “Throwing away the Eucharist is graviora delicta”

  1. avatar militia says:

    I have heard that some churches (heard St. Louis Church in Pittsford) don’t have sacrariums. If that is true, how do they properly cleanse the sacred vessels? Does anyone know if that is true? Also, I thought laity weren’t supposed to be cleansing the vessels anymore. How come they are still doing so?

  2. avatar Anonymous says:

    Assumption still uses “clay” vessels. St Rita’s sacrarium is out of commission and has been for years. We were instructed to pour water into the vessels, then consume Our Lord’s His Body/Blood/Soul/Divinity in the Sacred Host and Precious Blood.

  3. avatar Persis says:

    While I will concede that Assumption did use clay vessels in the recent past, the past few times I have been there, they have been using new metal cups. I have not seen the clay ones used since before Christmas.

    Regarding the sacrarium- how exactly can it be “out of commission”, it is my understanding that is just a pipe that leads underground, not into a the drainage/sewer system of the Church. Nothing should be going into that drain that would cause it to be clogged.
    Very strange. 🙁

  4. avatar Anonymous says:

    Persis,
    They still use the clay cups!

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