Here are some objections from a protestant friend. I was questioned about this how Jesus asked us to drink his blood as well yet many rites (latin, etc) do not give the laity wine. If someone could give me detailed answers to each question, I’d appreciate it, for my own knowledge and theirs. I need delicate and teaching answers if you would please. Thanks in advance
Why was it up to the Universal Law or the local Bishop at specified times if we should or shouldn’t be able to drink wine at mass?
It’s not for them to decide. I realise that you don’t receive any less of Jesus, but you are not completing the instructions and following the example layed down by Jesus himself.
Who are they (Catholic Church of different rites) to pick and choose what is sufficient, and what can be offered and when?
The excuse of the possibility of transferring illness is ridiculous considering if (like the body) it is considered the literal body and blood of Christ, would it be full of impurities. Is Jesus’ blood not clean? Would God not honor this tradition by not allowing for illness…or is it beyond God?
Also…you mentioned that in some places, there are not enough wine?
If God could feed thousands with a few loafs of bread and some fish, would he not provide wine for his children trying to complete what he instructed?
you know how I feel about the dropping the host on the floor thing. If this precaution is taken for the wine, should it not be for the bread?
In emphasizing this…you lose the meaning of the tradition. Jesus was not concerned with such physical and tangible, and irrelevant things as he offered it to his disciples. Why now does your Church choose to do so?
Why are so many restricted to only half of what the Lord instituted by decision of the CC?
Are those who take the cup (priests, etc…) immune to this human nature of mistakes and clumsiness?
When you are allowed to take it (marriages, etc…) are you less prone to dropping it? I will never comprehend how the church can decide this.