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Old 11-07-2007, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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DUBLIN (Reuters) - Celebrating more than one mass a day may push Roman Catholic priests over the alcohol limit if tougher drink driving rules come into effect in Ireland, a leading clergyman said on Friday.

Priests fear driving bans over altar wine - Yahoo! News (broken link)
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:39 AM
 
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You're not supposed to guzzle it, padre! Just a sip is enough.
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Old 11-07-2007, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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You're not supposed to guzzle it, padre! Just a sip is enough.
Umm, that's for the parishioners. The padre is supposed to drink the "leftover" of the blessed wine that had already been poured and blessed.
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:40 AM
 
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Suddenly I have a whole new understanding of Irish priests...
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Indiana
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Umm, that's for the parishioners. The padre is supposed to drink the "leftover" of the blessed wine that had already been poured and blessed.
Yep, the first time I saw the priest at my sister's church do this, I thought it was funny. Then she explained that it is supposed to be done. You learn something new everyday.
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Old 11-08-2007, 10:08 AM
 
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The padre is supposed to drink the "leftover" of the blessed wine that had already been poured and blessed.
Which, from my understanding from waaaaay back, can be a problem if a priest is vulnerable to alcoholism, or is an alcoholic. I am not saying this with any disrespect. I just remember hearing about the difficulties that many priests were having in terms of having to consume an entire chalice of wine, which in turn, "triggered" their alcoholic tendencies...But that there was seemingly no way around it.
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Old 11-08-2007, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Between Here and There
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Grape juice? Bless less wine? Get a driver?
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Old 11-08-2007, 11:28 AM
 
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You mean other than finding a job within the Catholic church in which you don't have to lead mass? If they can make accommodations for priests with other disorders, why can't they make accommodations for priests with alcoholism?
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Old 11-08-2007, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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Grape juice? Bless less wine? Get a driver?
Well, the grape juice has worked for us for years!
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Old 11-08-2007, 04:12 PM
 
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Well, the grape juice has worked for us for years!
Ya know I'm Catholic...if you believe in transubstiation then you must start with wine but you are allowed to remove the alcohol and the sacrement is still valid...according to the church. So take the wine, cook the alcohol off of it...bless it and drink up...no problem. But again us Irish don't like to waste any alcohol!

Last edited by irishmom; 11-08-2007 at 04:32 PM.. Reason: spelling again.
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