Canon lawyer Ed Peters has some thoughts on the implications of the apparent sale of the Eucharist on eBay and the moral and legal implications.
I’m also informed that the most recent auctions involving purported consecrated Hosts have been taken down. Whether that was due to protests by Catholics over the sacrilege or the obviously fake bids being placed (the last time I saw it, the high bid was $9.5 million!), we can hope that this latest episode is done and we won’t see anymore of these on eBay. Please keep an eye out for this and let me know if you see it again. I’d also like to hear from eBay that they have changed their policies. We need to keep on them until they do so.