File this one under The Blood of the Lamb Alcohol Levels:
In a November article in the Irish Times, priests voiced their concern about likely upcoming reductions in the legal blood-alcohol limit for drivers in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Thanks to a clergy shortage, many priests must perform multiple masses in multiple locations, and since the use of nonalcoholic sacramental wine has been barred y the Vatican, they fear that even drinking a minimal amount of wine at each service would put them over the limit while driving to their next assignment.
– Chuck Shepherd.
From the Irish Times itself:
“Perhaps it [celebrating a number of Masses] could be enough for you to fail a drink driving test, and while I don’t like to use the word wine, as it is the precious blood in the Eucharist, it still has all the characteristics of wine when in the blood stream,” said Fr D’Arcy.
But here’s my question, under these new restrictions, will any Irish adults be able to drive?