Articles on the Shared Communion Cup (1979)

When the Catholic Church in the United States approved the restoration  Communion under both forms of bread and wine for all the laity at Mass, I did fairly extensive research into some of the practical concerns regarding sharing the Communion cup, particularly concerning hygiene and the potential for transmitting disease, alcoholism, and the legality of sharing the consecrated wine with children at Mass.  Even though this work was done more than thirty years ago, the conclusions remain valid and there has been no serious research that has challenged them.

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