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Venezuelan Food Shortage Threatens Supply of Wine for Mass
Catholic News Agency ^ | 5/16/13

Posted on 05/16/2013 7:43:17 PM PDT by marshmallow

Caracas, Venezuela, May 16, 2013 / 12:16 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Reporter Macky Arenas of the Catholic Lay Report said the serious food shortage in Venezuela could lead to a lack of wine and hosts for the celebration of Mass.

Arenas explained that the shortage in the country is due to “the lack of raw materials.”

“This is not a country known for the production of wine, and the only national company has told the bishops it will not be able to meet demand,” she said in statements to CNA.

Officials in Venezuela are warning that the situation will not improve in the short term, she added.

The liturgy committee of the Venezuelan Bishops’ Conference issued a statement warning that Vino Ecclesia, the company that supplies wine for Eucharistic celebrations, has said it cannot guarantee continuous production and regular distribution because of the lack of supplies needed to make its product.

The committee also said importers are having trouble obtaining foreign currency to bring in liturgical wine made in other countries.

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1 posted on 05/16/2013 7:43:17 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Maybe, just maybe, the people of Venezuela do not want the blood of Christ. God works in strange ways.


2 posted on 05/16/2013 7:47:01 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: marshmallow

Rationing begins.


3 posted on 05/16/2013 7:51:09 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: marshmallow
The Body and Blood of Christ are both contained in the consecrated host. They really only need enough wine for the priest -- one swallow.
4 posted on 05/16/2013 7:52:26 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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