Tag Archives: Communion in the hand

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 think a bishop can … 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 from his hands, indicating … 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 hand and … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How to get a people to return to Communion on the tongue?

From a priest (edited):
During my retreat the subject of Communion in the hand while standing came up. We were told that we need to instill reverence. Our Lord is so mistreated today.
One of the priests said there is only so … Continue reading

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When people walk away with Hosts

My friend Fr. Tim Finigan, His Hermeneuticalness, has a good post at his blog about “When people walk away with Holy Communion”
A sample:
It happens from time to time that someone will come up for Holy Communion which they receive into … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: I found a Host at my mother’s house. Wherein Fr. Z rants a little.

From a reader:
While visiting my parents’ home (they are not Catholic; I am a convert), I was invited up to look at something on Mom’s prayer table.
I forget what it was … but out of the corner of my eye, … Continue reading

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Rail by rail!

One for the Brick by Brick file.
I had a note from a friend in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, where the great Bishop Robert Finn presides.
At St. Andrew the Apostle on the north side of KC, Fr. Vince Rogers … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: People who walk away with Hosts

From a reader:
twice in a month I have seen two examples of people receiving the Body of Christ but not consuming it in my diocese. Thankfully both Priests were strict in how they dealt with this. In the first instance, … Continue reading

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Recycling

This image is clearly aimed at discouraging panhandling.
However… could it have another application?

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QUAERITUR: Did Jesus feed the Apostles on the tongue at the Last Supper?

From a reader:
Father, do you think Jesus fed His apostles on the tongue when he instituted the Eucharist?
I think it is very likely.
You may try to respond that He didn’t.  Gratis asseritur.
But, I’ll play along….
I respond saying, I hope He … Continue reading

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