Yesterday, Thomas Peters, aka, @americanpapist, posted a link to an advertisement that Pepsi/Doritos posted to youtube and has since removed. I'm not sure if I found it offensive or clever. In it two pastors (both in Roman Collars) discuss how they can better "feed their flock". (while they may appear to be Catholic, to the experienced eye they clearly are not. They call each other "pastor" and use the "shot glass" style communion cups found in non-catholic churches). They decide to use doritos and pepsi max in lieu of traditional communion.
While the ad is certainly controversial it does raise the question, why? Why are we offended when doritos and pepsi are substituted for bread and wine at church?
While conversing with others about communion someone made the comment, in the presence of Flannery O'Connor, that it was a nice symbol. Her reply? "Well, if it’s a symbol, to hell with it."