We do not know if any of this is true. We do not know if the original story is true – the unidentified Synod participant who may have told it may well have made it up. We do not know if it truly caused “commotion” in the assembly (other than perhaps the horror for the sacrilege of how Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament is treated in the narrator’s diocese). If it is true that the “commotion” was “general”, or if only the Spanish-language spokesman of the Holy See Press Office (Chicago priest Fr. Manuel Dorantes, the Spanish-language counterpart of Fr. Rosica) was “moved”, and decided to share his own “emotion”. What is true is that Fr. Dorantes told this story in the official press conference today.
During the daily briefing of the Vatican Pravda on the Synod, the Spanish language spokesman gave an account of a “deeply touching” moment of the interventions before the plenary assembly, according to La Republica, whose journalist Antonello Guerrera says on Twitter that, it’s “the story that made the Synod cry.” [sic] (This is also on Vatican Insider, that speaks of “emotionally strong words.”)As everyone knows, since yesterday afternoon, the Synod speaks of nothing else, once again, than of “remarried divorcees”… Well, then, a bishop (whose name is not said) spoke of a first communion mass in which a little boy, receiving the host in his hand, broke it in two in order to give half to his father, because the latter is divorced and remarried, and cannot therefore receive communion from the hands of the priest…When do we reach the bottom so that we can begin to climb back up? [Source]