NOT SO HAPPY EASTER FROM VENEZUELA – Socialism can create any shortage, including now of the Body of Christ precursor:
Thanks to the socialist big government policies of Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro, the country has long faced famines and shortages of all sorts: toilet paper, food and drink, and even the vital wafers for the sacrament of Communion, a central celebration during Holy Week and Easter in the mostly Roman Catholic country.
Venezuela is suffering from a shortage of wheat and grain, and that means a shortage of Communion wafers. As Communion is a sacrament in the Catholic faith — a means of attaining grace from God, and a central part of the celebration of the high holiday of Easter — this constitutes a spiritual famine in the land. A full 71 percent of Venezuelans identify as Roman Catholic, and 17 percent as Protestant or other Christian.
A church organization from across the border in Colombia drudged through the rain to deliver 250,000 Communion wafers just before Easter.
A priest in the city of Mérida, in the Andes, told the Catholic newspaper La Croix that he and fellow ministers had to “appeal to churchgoers to take flour to the nuns who make the hosts.”
Happy Easter to all my readers for tomorrow, and if you’re not Christian-inclined, at least rejoice you don’t live in a socialist hellhole.