Lots of people are making a big deal out of the fact that Prime Minister Stephen Harper didn't consume a host while attending a Catholic mass. (The PMO insists he did eat the host.)
As a Roman Catholic (at least nominally) I take absolutely no offence at Harper's action. I mean, who cares?
This isn't the Middle Ages, the Pope isn't going to excommunicate anybody over this.
But still, what nags at me is this: Why the heck didn't the Prime Minister eat the bloody host!? Yes, I know, he's not a Catholic, but as far as I know the host is not poisonous to non-Catholics.
Did he want to save it for later, so he could add a touch of mustard to it?