Communion Hosts and Gluten
Folks waking up to fake new headlines about gluten-free Communion might want to get some background from this story.
Gluten makes bread hold its shape, and without gluten, fillers must be used. This is not allowed for Communion.
A Benedictine community of nuns in Missouri found a way to make very low-gluten hosts. And that is the real news: a recent permission given for those who need to avoid gluten to use the new low-gluten hosts.
Those who cannot digest any gluten whatsoever can simply drink from the chalice.
This is a non-problem–now a PR problem–and the international press has behaved irresponsibly.