Lots of you have written to me about certain restrictions in this time of “swine flu”.
In some dioceses recommendations have been made about Communion on the tongue. In others probably improper restrictions have been given.
This now comes from a reader.
It is in realm of rumor, but it is interesting nonetheless.
I expect you may already know this. I am getting this first hand from a priest who read the email addressed to his Superior.
As it was said to me:
A letter was prepared at least six weeks ago by the CDWDS on the matter of restriction of communion due to H1N1. The tone as I am to understand it is strong and along the lines of “bishops do not have the authority…” However, it is in the Secretariat of State and there it is stuck.
Truly, I think the LORD will come back first.
It doesn’t take a letter from the Holy See. Really, it doesn’t.
This is a matter of common sense.
Hopefully this will settle down soon.
People have rights. This must be affirmed. But there are times when we can consider reasonable suggestions.
The question of contagion and Communion methods remains open.