Tag Archives: Communion in the hand

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 … 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. … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT: PCED response to two “dubia” about “legitimacy” in Universae Ecclesiae

I am on the road, and it is hard for me to work with this, but here is a first go at something which I think is pretty important. The following article copy-pasted from the PDF of the 8/23/2012 edition … Continue reading

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Card. Burke on concelebration, priests ad-libbing and saying Mass in the state of mortal sin

As you know, I think concelebration should be safe, legal and rare.  I also think that priests should stick to the words in the books and do what the rubrics say.  I, moreover, think that priests who continue to commit … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: A priest who won’t prevent self-intinction

From a reader: I am a lay eucharistic minister, and 2 parisheners recieve communion, then dip it in the cup.. I told my parish priest and he never did anything about it. He acted as tho he knew it was … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: If we have to agree with Vatican II do we have to agree with Communion in the hand, altar girls, EMHCs, etc?

From a reader: I’m wondering what type of assent are we as Catholics supposed to give to the Vatican II council? Also do we have an obligation to agree with things like Communion in the hand, and other parts in … Continue reading

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“For the first time in almost 40 years I received Communion on the tongue …”

From a reader: For the first time in almost 40 years I received on the tongue at this evenings vigil Mass. I have been debating for a long time, due to your witness and also that of some faithful friends … Continue reading

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