Child with celiac disease not allowed to substitute rice wafer for Communion

Samantha Lever, an 8-year-old from Manorville, lives with

Samantha Lever, an 8-year-old from Manorville, lives with celiac disease and can’t even ingest the low-gluten Communion host, which is made of wheat. Samantha’s mother Eileen says eating the Communion wafer could make Samantha very sick. (May 30, 2014 5:45 PM)

A second-grader with a severe gluten allergy is in jeopardy of missing out on receiving her First Holy Communion.

Samantha Lever, an 8-year-old from Manorville, lives with celiac disease and can’t even ingest the low-gluten Communion host, which is made of wheat. Samantha’s mother Eileen says eating the Communion wafer could make Samantha very sick, but they were told they could not substitute...

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