UPDATE: Fr Fanta has an updated video. He will NOT be distributing the Holy Eucharist in plastic bags.
The coronavirus has left an indelible mark upon our society. Corona fallout has now spawned a truly novel idea, a local sacrilege of Our Blessed Lord in the Holy Eucharist.
Could we ever have thought that something like this would even happen within the bosom of our Holy Mother, the Church?
Reverend Thomas Fanta, pastor of St. Dominic’s in Shaker Heights, Ohio, announced via YouTube that he and his parish would begin offering the Holy Eucharist to parishioners, or anyone?, who drives up to the doors of the Church. And how would Jesus be offered? In a plastic bag. [This link to his initial video no longer works. He has removed it from YouTube. It was probably a prudent decision, so as to not cause any further confusion. But its still around.]
Friends, no further commentary is needed to explain why this is wrong. Rather, what has happened here? How does a priest, lettered with theological credentials, arrive at a decision like this with full gusto?
Quite simply, I think the answer is he is simply acting in a way consistent with how he was formed in the seminary. What’s shocking is that there is not more of this. Catholic education, from grade school on up, is so utterly anti-Catholic that it invites this sort of objective offense towards Our Blessed Lord. These modernist institutions need to be avoided, or so utterly inundated with Tradition-minded MEN that they transform into fitting and proper Catholic schools. Either way, competent hierarchy should remove priests like this from ministerial function.
If you are a parishioner of St. Dominic’s, and you are troubled by this, I invite you to the Traditional Latin Mass. Our Lord is always guaranteed the utmost regard for His presence in the Blessed Sacrament.
Fr. Fanta also mentions that, in addition to the thousands of bags he has, hundreds of pix will be likewise available for the “faithful” to take home.
I think this warrants a strong response from Faithful Catholics. Body bags are for the dead, not the Living God.