‘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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