Tag Archives: Communion on the tongue

“Don’t bite the priest!”

This is a great tweet. I am reminded of a post on this I wrote in April. HERE. And I even once had a post with the phrase, “Don’t bite the priest!” HERE Today we celebrated First Communions at our … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to receive Communion on the tongue?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Hi, Father. 1) I keep thinking that I should receive the Eucharist on the tongue, but am running into barriers, [you mean… like dopey priests?] to include the following: a) “how” to actually receive on the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Communion on the tongue for people with Oral Herpes – HSV-1

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father Z, I have been diagnosed with oral herpes. It is fairly common and to my knowledge I am asymptomatic. With that said should I avoid receiving the precious blood ever? Also, can I still receive … Continue reading

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UPDATE: A bishop urges priests to encourage reception of Holy Communion on the tongue, kneeling. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

UPDATE 19 April 2017: The full, transcribed text of Bp. Morlino’s sermon is available HERE ___ Originally Published on: Apr 12, 2017 Last night, Tuesday in Holy Week, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, the Extraordinary Ordinary, Bishop of … 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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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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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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Pont. Comm. “Ecclesia Dei” letter about Communion in the hand

Even yesterday I had a conversation about the thorny issue of just what Summorum Pontificum (the 3rd anniversary of its release is tomorrow, blessed day) might have revived. Take the situation of the distribution of Holy Communion. In the old … Continue reading

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Calgary Communion Controversy Concluded

You all know about the controversy over Communion on the tongue in Calgary, Alberta. There has been a development. The website of the FSSP parish in Calgary announces that the "suspension" on celebration of the older form of Holy Mass … Continue reading

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The Calgary Communion Show Down

I have pretty much spoken my piece about the issue of attempts to deny the Catholic people their rites in the matter of how to receive Holy Communion, especially when a restriction is placed again Holy Communion on the tongue. … Continue reading

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Card. Cipriani again! Communion on the tongue, kneeling. “Our souls are at stake.”

Remember the story from 23 August about Cardinal Cipriani in Lima, Peru? Cardinal Cipriani wants a communion plate or paten to be used reception on the tongue kneeling Now comes this 30 September from a reader in Peru: Dear Father … Continue reading

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