Day of Reparation
The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy has asked Catholics to fast and spend a Holy hour in adoration Friday, August 1, in reparation for the desecration of the Eucharist committed by University of Minnesota professor P.Z. Myers.
The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy is proposing Friday as a national day of prayer and fasting in the wake of the desecration of the Eucharist by a Minnesota professor.
Father John Trigilio, Jr., the president of the confraternity, a U.S. association of 600 priests and deacons, sent a statement this week asking Catholics "to join in a day of prayer and fasting that such offenses never happen again."
Paul Myers, a professor of biology at the University of Minnesota at Morris, says he desecrated the Eucharist by piercing it with a rusty nail, then he threw it into the trash.
The self-professed atheist wrote about the incident on his blog and posted a photo of the desecrated host.