Yeah, another “devout” Catholic, my sainted Aunt Fanny.
These “devout” Catholics are pitably blind, deluded fools if they ever had the gall or impudence to think that they should “hang on to” a blessed Communion host just because of “who” blessed it.
Catholic teaching? Not by a LONGSHOT. An individual Catholic blinded by pride, avarice, even genuine but misplaced piety? Far more likely.
If so devout, such a person should be immediately approached by his/her bishop and requested to remove the item from auction and to have the appropriate action taken. Far greater a reward will await them for doing the right thing. If this is a person not the original owner, again, should be approached by the bishop and given instruction regarding the true and exact nature of the Host. If necessary, shouldn’t the bishop purchase the Host? I would GLADLY contribute more in my weekly envelope to help defray the costs.
P.S. As far as boycotting eBay, you betcha. I am there. I will NEVER use their site so long as this sort of behavior is allowed, nor will any of my family or friends.