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Diocesan spokesman Steve Emery, who attended the meeting, said Smith reiterated the church's stance on the issue _ namely, that the girl can either receive a low-gluten host, drink or touch her lips to consecrated wine or drink or touch mustum, which is a partly fermented grape juice.
A rice-based host is unacceptable, the church contends.
"Bishop Smith and Father (Joseph) Rosie presented to Ms. Pelly the three options available. I don't believe there's anything further the diocese can do for Ms. Pelly," Emery said.
Originally posted by invader_chris
...why doesn't she just take the wine???