I suppose the body of Christ can’t be manifested in a gluten free environment…. (and I’m never prouder to be a Zwinglian than I am when I see this sort of nonsense).
“Until recently it was certain religious communities who took care of baking the bread and making the wine for the celebration of the Eucharist,” the Cardinal wrote in his letter, which he said was sent at the request of Pope Francis.
“Today, however, these materials are also sold in supermarkets and other stores and even over the internet.”
He added: “The bread used in the celebration of the Most Holy Eucharistic Sacrifice must be unleavened, purely of wheat, and recently made so that there is no danger of decomposition.
“It follows therefore that bread made from another substance, even if it is grain, or if it is mixed with another substance different from wheat to such an extent that it would not commonly be considered wheat bread, does not constitute valid matter for confecting the Sacrifice and the Eucharistic Sacrament.”
And that, friends, is what literalism gets you.