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Issue: How does the Church provide for Catholics who suffer from Celiac Sprue disease, alcoholism, or other related diseases, so that they can receive Holy Communion? What are the norms that regulate the use of these alternatives? Response: The Church recognizes some priests, deacons, and faithful are unable to consume consecrated wheat hosts or consecrated wine at Mass due to gluten or alcohol intolerance. Communicants may always receive under one species alone—either bread or wine—and still receive the Body, Blood, soul, and divinity of our Lord. Thus, a person who is gluten intolerant may receive only from the cup, and … Continue reading