From DC Examiner’s “Stupid Crimes” column:
A Catholic priest denied a woman Holy Communion, then had a sheriff’s deputy pull her over.
According to the Northwest Florida Daily News, Jackie Trebesh and her 19-year-old daughter went to take Holy Communion, the priest turned them away and said he would explain his actions after the [Mass] ended.
Trebesh decided not to wait around and had left the church parking lot when a deputy pulled her over.
“He’s not God. He can’t do that to people,” she said.
Apparently he can. The deputy informed Trebesh that the priest had requested the traffic stop, and then the deputy issued trespass warnings. Trebesh later learned she was denied the sacrament because someone had seen the daughter earlier dispose of [a consecrated host] in the parking lot.
I hereby nominate this priest for a Rambo Catholic award.
In all seriousness, I’m sure there’s more to this story. We should pray for the woman and her daughter, who apparently don’t know how to treat the Eucharist with reverence.