‘Ghost’ burger controversy results in donation to Catholic Charities

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A northwest side restaurant is donating $1,500 to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago after their “Burger of the Month” featuring a communion wafer on top created a bit of controversy.

Kuma’s Corner calls the sandwich a “Ghost” burger. They say it’s named after a heavy-metal band from Sweden called “Ghost.”

The burger not only has an unconsecrated wafer but a wine reduction for flavoring.

Some Roman Catholics say the wafer and wine are symbolic of the body and blood of Christ and that the burger mocks the Eucharist.

The owners say they donate to different charities each month and chose catholic charities this time–in an effort to prove their intent is not to offend.

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  • Gail Garrepy

    Just an FYI The donation will not be accepted by the chicago diocese. This burger is clearly a way to disrespect the sacred sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. This burger joint honors the satanic band and this ghost burger is an open expression of that support. It is extremely offensive to the Catholic community. There will be hell to pay one day.

    • Jay

      But it is ok for you catholics to dis-honor the staniac religon??! Is it a FREAKN CRACKER with a PAGAN symbol get over your holier than thou attitudes STOP Believing in a book riddled with fictional and or embellished stories

  • Tom Polston

    It was very heartening to hear their spokesperson say they are going to express their first amendment right and not pull this sacrilegious burger. I'll be expressing my right by never setting foot in this place. I can't even imagine if this had somehow disrespected Judaism, Islam, or a myriad of other religions. Christianity under attack again, pathetic

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