Annual breaches of Redemptionis Sacramentum

However, the pouring of the Blood of Christ after the consecration from one vessel to another is completely to be avoided, lest anything should happen that would be to the detriment of so great a mystery. Never to be used for containing the Blood of the Lord are flagons, bowls, or other vessels that are not fully in accord with the established norms. (Redemptionis Sacramentum 106)

It is strictly required, however, that such materials be truly noble in the common estimation within a given region, so that honour will be given to the Lord by their use, and all risk of diminishing the doctrine of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharistic species in the eyes of the faithful will be avoided. Reprobated, therefore, is any practice of using for the celebration of Mass common vessels, or others lacking in quality, or devoid of all artistic merit or which are mere containers, as also other vessels made from glass, earthenware, clay, or other materials that break easily. (Redemptionis Sacramentum 117)
The photo is from the Mass with Bishop Tod Brown of Orange County at the annual Religious Education Congress which is held in Anaheim, California and, as the official website helpfully points out, is "just across from Disneyland". Thomas Peters has a report on this year's conference: American Papist: Postmortem on Mahoneyfest '08 which outlines some of the problems with the conference outside of the Liturgy.

Picture from Cafeteria is Closed: Religious Education Congress which has more. (Congratulations to Gerald on recently passing the 2 million visitor mark!)

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