The school is telling students to wash their hands, cover their coughs and not to share items such as drinking glasses and eating utensils.
One of the reasons, amongst many, that I am phobic about the common chalice is that there is just way too much evidence convincing me that one can get H1N1 flues, other viruses and bacteria from drinking after another person, let alone upwards to 30! This nonsense about turning the chalice, wiping it with a purificator and the alcohol content of the wine as a complete assurance that one won't get a disease or pick up a virus or bacteria is just that, NONSENSE! With the hoards of extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, just how many actually do the turning of the chalice and wiping of the rim with a new spot on the purificator each time, just how many???

And then, what about the poor souls who drink after 15 or 20 people, where saliva and bacteria are now actually in the consecrated Wine and may in fact compose more of what is consumed than the Precious Blood? The backwash issue is very real indeed. I've distributed the chalice to a variety of people, and those who clearly allow a great deal of wine and saliva to return to the chalice are children, the carriers of the most diseases known to mankind.

When I was in Augusta, a poor freshman from another parish got the meningitis type described in this news story below after drinking from a can of Pepsi she shared with her boy friend. She died within three days!


Federal health officials have agreed to import a meningitis vaccine approved in Europe and Australia but not the U.S. as officials at Princeton University consider measures to stop the spread of the disease on the Ivy League campus.
The Food and Drug Administration this week approved importing Bexsero for possible use on Princeton's campus, said Barbara Reynolds, a spokeswoman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Princeton officials confirmed the school's seventh case of meningitis in 2013 this week and a spokesman said trustees will discuss the issue this weekend.
No vaccine for use against the type B meningococcal bacteria which caused the cases at Princeton is available in the U.S., Reynolds said, adding that the decision to receive the vaccine would be optional if Princeton and CDC officials agree to offer it to students.
Bacterial meningitis can cause swelling of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. The disease is fairly rare in the United States. Those who get it develop symptoms quickly and can die in a couple of days. Survivors can suffer mental disabilities, hearing loss and paralysis.
The bacteria are spread by coughing, sneezing and kissing, and most cases occur in previously healthy children and young adults. The disease can easily spread in crowded conditions, like dorm rooms. All students living in dorms are required by state law to have a licensed meningitis vaccine, but it does not protect against type B.
The school is telling students to wash their hands, cover their coughs and not to share items such as drinking glasses and eating utensils.