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Communion hosts hidden in hymnals prompt outcry at Minnesota church

Published 11/05/2011, Star Tribune / MCT

In recent weeks, parishioners at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Hastings have approached their pastor, Rev. Jim Perkl, "heartbroken and with tears in their eyes," he says. The cause of such sadness? The discovery of communion hosts found between the pages of about 30 hymnals in the pews. Catholics believe the communion wafer becomes the actual body of Jesus once it's consecrated during mass.

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