Parents say Catholic church refused First Communion to child with autism

It looks like all of this was over a misunderstanding. I know of a family with an autistic child. I guess, 8 years old is about the time for a first communion… oh, and the article is from March 2nd.

I am not sure what one can say about this article per comments but I thought I’d pass it along. If it qualifies as mere gossip or something, then, by-all-means, close it or delete it.

A New Jersey couple says a Catholic church refused to give First Communion to an 8-year-old child with autism.

Jimmy and Nicole LaCugna, the parents of the child, who is nonverbal, allege that leaders at St. Aloysius Church in Jackson, N.J., said their child couldn’t receive communion because he “is not up to the ‘benchmark required to make his communion.’”

“This is very hard and upsetting to comprehend when we all are created by God and now our son is being shunned from the Catholic faith due to his inability to communicate,” Jimmy LaCugna wrote in a Facebook post last week that has since gone viral.

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I hope it can be merged then. That’s an area I did not look in but come to think of it, I do remember seeing it on the main page.

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