That article is so stupid I don’t even know where to start!
First of all, a truly objective and respectful journalist would have titled it differently. Putting the ‘Body of Christ’ in quotation marks like that is offensive to the religious belief of the majority of the world’s Christians. It implies that the author of the article is almost ridiculing us, like that part in Citizen Kane where Kane’s newspaper mockingly put quotation marks around Kane’s wife’s occuption as a “Singer.”
The Fox Orlando website it connected to said that we Catholics see the Eucharist as “Symbolic.” We don’t. What idiot writer did they hire for this?
The problem is that people believe newspapers, everything they read in them.
To put that “Catholics worldwide became furious” makes us look like a bunch of gorillas that’ll kill you if you offend us just a little. I’m not furious myself; if this idiot wants to play with the Eucharist, it’s his own soul that he’s screwing. I won’t care if a guy stabs a fork into an electrical outlet; likewise here, I don’t care if this guy does this.
We don’t believe that it is the Body of Christ. It is what it is. So whatever he does with it, he’s messing with Jesus’ Body. For that God will punish him.
I think death threats are way too far with this. Our faith in the Eucharist will already tell us that he’ll be punished by God for it. It’s his problem. Of course, that doesn’t absolve us of the responsibility of making sure the Eucharist is always kept with deserving dignity, but if we have Mass everywhere in the world at all times (there are always Eucharists being consecrated worldwide every second) stuff like this will happen no matter how hard we try. Let those people who do that be punished by God. Besides, in a way, the matter doesn’t involve us: it is one person’s direct offence to Jesus.
But lastly, why is this even news? Why is Fox covering this? It’s a story of one arrogant jerk who doesn’t respect the belief of the majority of the world’s Christians, nothing more. Last time I checked, we’re in two wars, we could get into a third one with Iran, we have to deal with North Korea and China’s weapons, people are still being killed in Sudan, people in New Orleans are still not getting their due from the government… the world has not stopped revolving, and there are more important issues than this one jerk’s doing. There are still nursing homes where Seniors are neglected, there are still poor and starving people in our own country, there is still a mortgage crisis, the world will still be devoid of oil in a couple decades, water will be going into a shortage in a couple decades too. Is nothing at all going on in Orlando worth Fox’s reporting?
Hack journalists! They cover non-news stories, and they don’t even cover them factually. This is the kind of rubbish you get when these “journalists” cover celebrities all the time. How do you like that – I used quotation marks there; payback for how they used quotation marks to describe our Eucharist.