Is anyone talking about anything other than the Swine Flu?
Things sound pretty scary in Mexico, including this from the AP:
The local Roman Catholic Church recommended that priests shorten Mass; place communion wafers in worshippers’ hands, instead of their mouths; and ask parishioners to avoid kissing or shaking hands during the rite of peace. The Archdiocese also said Catholics could fulfill their Mass obligation by radio.
In the Archdiocese of NY, an annual “flu letter” has been sent to clergy, reminding them that if they distribute Holy Communion under both “species” (body and blood), Communion wine should not be given to those who are ill.