... if you live on North Carolina or have visited here you may have had the pleasure to attend St. Lawrence Basilica in the mountains of Asheville. The Basilica has many wonders to behold but the one I'm focusing my attentions on is their use of the Eucharistic Bouncer.
Yes, I said Eucharistic Bouncer. His sole job is to stand beside the priest while he administers Holy Communion to the congregation looking menacing and making sure each Host is consumed. You see, Asheville is a large artist community. And as with every artist community, there are a disproportionate amount of pagans and practicing wiccans. Apparently the problem of consecrated Hosts being stolen for desecration is so rampant at the Basilica that they needed to install the special ministry of Eucharistic Bouncer.
As I was recently relaying this story to some one and I couldn't help but remark that there is a special place in Hell for such depraved souls... the very bowels of Hell. I imagine the worst torments for these sorry lots, the lowest level of Hell. I envision that Memling painting of devils consuming souls and defecting them out into a lake of fire for those whose commit this grievous sin.
The news of this story reminds us all that there are very really offenses committed against the Body of Christ that we should make special reparations for.