I was asked this morning about the case
of the girl in New Jersey whose priest gave her a rice host for her first communion, to accomodate her digestive disorder, which communion was subsequently [and rightly] judged invalid by the Diocese of Trenton. I fumbled through an answer, then discovered a much better one
at Defensor Fidei. Unfortunately, the public is going to take what they want from this story, and given the way it's presented, the Church, as usual, comes out in the worst possible way.