Tag Archives: Communion in the hand

ASK FATHER: Communion in the hand being forced for daughter’s 1st Communion

From a reader… Before it didn’t seem like it would be an issue but eldest daughter (9yo in 3rd grade at this school though most of the archdiocese does it in 2nd), is basically going to be forced to have communion … Continue reading

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A proposal for the Year of Mercy: ban Communion in the hand

Dom Mark Kirby of Silverstream Priory posted at his blog Vultus Christi an idea which I endorse. Reacting not only to the hideous sacrilege committed by an “artist” in Pamplona, Spain, but also to constant abuses of the Eucharist across the globe, … Continue reading

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Learn from Luther… and kneel to receive Holy Communion!

The brilliant Fr. Hunwicke has a keen eye. To wit: Learning from Luther Cardinal Marx believes in learning from Luther. Today, Rorate publishes a nice early engraving of Lutherans receiving Holy Communion into their mouths, and kneeling. Nuff’ said. Here … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Response to claim that Communion on tongue will spread influenza (and whatever else)

Appended below is letter by longtime Fr. Z’s Blog reader and participant to the pastor of the reader’s parish. It seems that in Sunday’s parish bulletin the pastor alleged that priests touch communicants’ tongues when people insist on receiving on … Continue reading

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Intinction

The other day the Holy Father Pope Francis witnessed, during Holy Mass for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, the marriages of a passel of couples, some in some irregular situations. Leaving that aside, there was one thing … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Ways to improve celebration of Mass with Novus Ordo

From a reader: We are trying to help make a very reverent Ordinary Form mass. Any suggestions? We thought Ad Orientem and Sung Propers might be a good start! Any other suggestions? Right off the bat, we can all improve … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Hands under a cloth during Communion

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have attended Mass in the Extraordinary Form fairly often in several US and UK cities over the past decade, and I was surprised to observe something new. An Institute of Christ the King church near … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a bishop forbid Communion on the tongue during an epidemic?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Can a bishop lawfully ban the faithful from receiving Holy Communion on the tongue in the midst of a flu outbreak or for some other reason? This sounds to me like overkill… perhaps even hysteria. I … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: More people go to Father than to the EMHCs

From a reader… Quaeritur: Father usually has 10-15 people waiting in his line for Holy Communion while there is no one left for the two EMHCs to do but stand and wait. The priest then waves away (nicely) those waiting to receive … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a priest set a general parish policy of no Communion in the hand?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m in a Novus Ordo Parish . Our assistant pastor recently announced that he would only give communion on the tongue and his extraordinary minister was instructed to do the same. A woman insisted on the … Continue reading

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