Thursday, January 21, 2010

LCBO to clamp down on Sacramental Wine?

According to the Toronto Star, the LCBO (the Ontario Government liquor and wine monopoly) is reviewing the programme that allows for sacramental wine sales to churches and other places of worship. Although they admit most vendors are legit, the government authorities are apparently annoyed by a few wrong doers and think that they should probably scrap the whole programme and take it over. Sounds like a classic case of bureaucracy expanding the fill the available space. Sigh.

Incidentally, at Messiah we use real table wine rather than "sacramental" wine. It's the same issue as using real bread versus wafers. I like the idea of using something Jesus would use if were celebrating the eucharist in Toronto!


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