Tag Archives: Religion

Allergies Lead Churches to New Practices

-By Jill Rosen, Sun reporter The Rev. Bill Miller-Zurell was recently presiding at Communion, moving from congregant to congregant, offering the body, offering the blood, until he got to a little boy who, seeing the piece of bread, stopped the pastor short. “He asked me if there were any nuts in it,” said Miller-Zurell, who leads New Hope Lutheran Church ...

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Benedictine nuns discover way to produce low-gluten Communion hosts

By John Libonati The article below describes low-gluten communion wafers for Roman Catholics. The wafers were tested by Dr. Allessio Fasano at the University of Maryland Celiac Disease Center to contain .01% gluten. He did mention that the machine performing the test could only test to .01% and the wafers may, in fact, contain less. Note: The contact information for ...

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Allergies lead churches to new practices – gluten-free communion wafers

This article talks about how different churches are responding to congregants’ various allergies, including celiac disease. Note: the catholic low-gluten communion wafers mentioned were tested at Dr. Allessio Fasano’s tested at .01% gluten. (Dr. Fasano did mention the lowest level the machine could detect was .o1% and that the wafer could have contained even less.)  The contact information for ordering low-gluten ...

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