At the Religious Education Congress 2005 in Los Angeles, Cardinal Roger Mahony consecrates the wine of the Mass in kitchen pitchers normally used for lemonade.
It is amazing that in one of the richest Dioceses of the United States - with financial assets and liability of around $500 million, there is no money to permit dignified chalices for the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
It is a so great a disrespect that one can ask if it does not touch on blasphemy. In any case, it is another consequence of Vatican II's directive to transform the Catholic Church into a "Poor Church."
Archdiocese of Los Angeles website, February 2005