The Washington Post today reports (click on this post's title) that after "more than 50" of the sash-wearing homosexuals were denied Communion, a man not wearing one of the sashes "received" a Host [no doubt this was Communion in the hand] and then broke It up and gave the Fragments to sash-wearing avowed homosexuals who consumed Them.
A Cathedral employee burst into tears upon seeing this desecration and sacrilege. But the perpetrator got off scot-free. Said Archdiocesan spokesman Dennis McGrath, "It was confrontational, but we decided not to try to arrest the guy."
In order to protect Eucharistic Jesus, the congregation and the Cathedral, now and in the future, Archbishop Harry Flynn should have had the perpetrator arrested and fully prosecuted!
But in the first place, at all Masses, Flynn should have had the police, with Knights of Columbus and ushers as backup, ringing the Cathedral inside and out to keep out everyone from the Rainbow Sash group; that would have protected Jesus from the desecrators.
Flynn needs to immediately EXCOMMUNICATE all those who helped commit the sacrilege against the Host. He should urge them to see the gravity of their crime and to repent, amend their lives and make reparation.
Flynn individually, and then the U.S. bishops as a whole, should each hold a news conference to denounce the sacrilege and the Rainbow Sash group. They should also have a Mass of Reparation, and a night of Adoration, at the Cathedral of St. Paul and at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
This crime against the Blessed Sacrament exposes yet again the grave dangers that both Communion in the hand, and the use of lay extraordinary ministers at Mass (by desensitizing many in the congregation to the sacredness of the Host), make possible.
Cardinal Mahony should view this sacrilege as reason to make sure the Rainbow Sashers in Los Angeles never again enter Mass as a group, anywhere in the Archdiocese.