CatholicVote: Florida Priest Defends Consecrated Hosts From Non-Parishioner at Sunday Mass

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By McKenna Snow, CatholicVote, May 24, 2024

CV NEWS FEED // A Florida priest defended the Eucharist from a non-parishioner on Sunday after the woman grabbed consecrated hosts from him and crushed them with her hand.

On May 19 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in St. Cloud, Florida, the pastor, Fr. Fidel Rodriguez, was distributing Communion during the 10 a.m. Mass when the interaction first began.

According to a statement from the Diocese of Orlando, the “woman came through Father Fidel Rodriguez’s Holy Communion line and appeared unaware of the proper procedure. After a brief exchange with the woman, it was determined that she was neither prepared nor disposed to participate in Communion.” …

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