Alessio Fasano of the University of Maryland and other medical experts. "In rare cases even 0.01% is still too much," Fasano said. Although the sisters' work seems to be the most promising to date, others were also working on the problem and the Church has also recently approved other low-gluten breads in Italy and Australia.
* * * Follow-up: Homilies While Walking The column regarding homilies-while-walking-about (see Aug.
digestive disorder triggered by consumption of the protein gluten, which is primarily found in foods such as bread and pasta, causes damage to the small intestine and stops the body from absorbing nutrients from food.
Unpleasant symptoms include abdominal pain, weight-loss, fatigue and diarrhea.
Over two years of experiments they have developed a Communion wafer that has been approved as valid material for the Eucharist by the Holy See.
I don't know how to answer this question from a "fallen away" Catholic. G., Milwaukee, Wisconsin A: The problem is twofold.
Celiac disease can cause abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Eventually, the decreased absorption of nutrients that occurs with celiac disease can cause vitamin deficiencies that deprive your brain, peripheral nervous system, bones, liver and other organs of vital nourishment.
It would be a manifest act of negligence on the Church's part to look the other way while some members of the faithful were being innocently induced into an act of idolatry by attributing adoration to what is in fact a lump of matter.
This might seem harsh on the sentiments of some, especially in the case of children who reach the age of first Communion and don't want to stand out from the rest by receiving differently.