Sunday, 9 November 2014

Father Tom Rosica, CSB: Chalicegate

Well, well, well; what do we have here?

I awoke this morning to a tip from a confidential source. It seems that the earthenware "chalice" allegedly belonging to St. John Paul II is, in fact, a ciboria used for World Youth Day 2002 in Toronto. There were 1000 commissioned by WYD2002 manufactured by the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master in Montreal.

It was a little surreal last night when at my usual Saturday Cantor service at a Toronto Church in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite a cupboard door in the sacristy was open and what did I see but the same earthenware chalice belonging to St. John Paul II. 

How could this be, I thought. How could there be another?

Well, that little BlackBerry message this morning said it all.

So, now for the apocalypse in the truest sense of the word, an unveiling.

Here is the Apostolic Nuncio to Canada, Luigi Bonazzi using the alleged "chalice" of St. John Paul II as discussed in the two posts below and the Tweet.


Here is our Sainted Pope celebrating the Holy Sacrifice at World Youth Day 2002 in Toronto.

The Sainted Pope celebrating the Sacrifice supporting his declining body.
Here we have an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, ahem, cough, speckle-fitted nutty, with the WYD2002 logo on her shirt distributing the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ from an earthenware ciboria; one of a thousand, I hear.

Notice anything?

Someone owes an apology to the Apostolic Nuncio.


Brian said...

Wait a minute. Did Rosica use a ciborium in place of a chalice? These vessels each have their separate and sacred function do they not? Correct me if I am wrong.

Vox Cantoris said...

You are not wrong.

Barona said...
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Barona said...

Catholics can do a youtube search and will discover that at the WYD Mass in Downsview Park, Pope John Paul's "chalice keeps turning up, and up and up..... viewers should start at around 3:07 minutes into the Mass..... how our poor, gravelly ill, Holy Father was abused.

Irenaeus said...

I dimly remember seeing a similar piece of earthenware at my high school chapel ages ago ... this, I was told, was a present from when a teacher there went to visit St. JPII in Rome.