Great updates here on the NZ Catholic’s church to swine flu: no shaking hands at the peace, and no sharing one communion cup. Which begs the obvious question, if the wine is transubstantiated, why doesn’t God filter out the flu? Or does Jesus have it too?
The outbreak of swine fever that has originated in Mexico and has now spread pretty much throughout the word appears shocking. The mounting deaths are terrible, but we shouldn’t pretend that this is somehow something new and sinister. Its’ not. Ever since we left our hunter-gatherer roots and began to domesticate crops and animals, we…