Yesterday in Karl Keating’s weekly email he discussed a group called the Artotyritae.
What little we know about them comes from Augustine, who remarked that their most peculiar doctrine–their variant of the Eucharist–was a sacrament in bread and cheese.
All that I can say is I am certainly glad that the sacramental elements are not bread with cheese. We have enough cheesy hymns as it is without having to sing “I am the brie of life.” Instead of intinction we might have had some sort of holy fondue and I could have a nightmare over thinking about Extraordinarily Eucharistic Ministers distributing communion via consecrated Cheese Whiz . I believe that Fr. Jeffrey Keyes C.PP.S of The New Gasparian is also pleased that he is not part of the Missionaries of the Precious Cheese.