Wednesday, April 20, 2005

 

Auction withdrawn

A controversial eBay auction has been withdrawn by the seller. The seller was offering for sale a number of consecrated Eucharistic hosts. Despite eBay's refusal to withdraw the item from sale, basically saying that they don't care who gets offended by an auction, the seller took the higher ground themselves. For non-Catholics, the consecrated Eucharistic host is the little wafer Catholics take at Communion. We believe that when it has been consecrated by a priest, it becomes the body of Christ.

SIOUX CITY, IA. April 18, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Diocese of Sioux City announced Friday that that the much-publicized sale of what was purported to be a consecrated host on eBay has been withdrawn by the seller. Monsignor Roger J. Augustine, administrator of the Diocese of Sioux City, met with the seller Friday and was advised that the sale would not be consummated. According to Msgr. Augustine, the seller deeply regretted the effort to sell the Eucharist and extended a personal apology to him, the Diocese and any others who had been offended by the eBay listing. Because the transaction never materialized, there was no money exchanged or received. Click Here

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