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ASK FATHER: Can priests determine not to distribute Communion under both kinds?

From a priest (extracted from a comment)… QUAERITUR: Are we priests canonically allowed to limit this practice [Communion under both kinds] to 2-3 times a year of our own authority? We are not taught in the seminary that we may make … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Spilling the Precious Blood

From a reader… QUAERITUR: What should one do if the chalice containing the precious blood is dropped as it is passed to the communicant. I hope that this is theoretical, only. As a seminarian I once saw this happen and … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: We have to have Communion under both kinds and, therefore, extra lay ministers

From a reader: I have read about valid and invalid motivations for the multiplication of EMHCs. [Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.] The diocesan advisor at my university’s Newman center gave me one which I had not heard before: that without … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Must I receive Communion under both kinds when offered?

From a reader: “You have written on reception of Communion under both kinds before, I have a question about this. In my diocese Holy Communion is under both kinds. As a lay person is it acceptable to receive under both … Continue reading

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Order, preference, authority heirarchy of documents in liturgical matters

There is a very good post by Fr. Christopher Smith at The Chant Café raised by, but not limited to, the norms issued by the Diocese of Phoenix for Communion under both kinds. Some excerpts: […] People all over the … Continue reading

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Bp. Olmsted issues the actual norms for Communion under both kinds for D. Phoenix

His Excellency, Most Rev. Thomas Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix, has issued formally the new guidelines for Communion under both kinds (CUBK) in that diocese.   There has been a lot of controversy about these local norms. It was trumpeted by liberals … Continue reading

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A note and correction about Communion under both kinds

Remember the whole kerfuffle about fewer opportunities for Communion under both kinds?  The Diocese of Phoenix and the Diocese of Madison set new policies which bring distribution of Communion under both kinds (CUBK, for short) into line with the new … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Proportion of communicants and ministers

From a reader: Today, in a rather large church, there was only 20 in attendance at mass with 17 of us going to Holy Communion. Father had 3 EMHC assist him. One with the Body of Christ and two with … Continue reading

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Conversations we have to have about Communion under both kinds.

The debate about U.S. bishops making the decision to follow the Church’s laws about Communion under both kinds continues. We need a conversation about several points.  Let us today limit ourselves to one (which means we don’t need the introduction … Continue reading

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Communion under both kinds: Bp. Morlino explains the situation to his priests.

You have by now read that His Excellency Most Rev. Robert Morlino, intrepid Bishop of Madison, helped the priests of that diocese to understand that the indult distribution of Holy Communion under both kinds upon a wide variety of occasions … Continue reading

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Diocese of Madison, WI, to stop regular Holy Communion under both kinds. The indult ran out in 2005.

On the site of the parish of the Cathedral of Madison in Wisconsin, where His Excellency Most Rev. Robert Morlino is, by the grace of God, the ordinary, there is a pdf of the parish bulletin in which it is … Continue reading

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US Catholic gets nutty about Bp. Olmsted of Phoenix and Communion under both kinds

US Catholic ‘s Bryan Cones became a little hysterical about Bp. Olmsted’s decision to apply the Church’s laws concerning Communion under both kinds in the Diocese of Phoenix. As I understand it, the 1975 edition of the Missale Romanum gave … Continue reading

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Bp. Nickless (D. Sioux City) issues guidelines for Communion under both kinds and also EMHC’s

I have written before about His Excellency Most Rev. R. Walker Nickless, Bishop of Sioux City.   You may remember his outstanding pastoral letter. Bp. Nickless has issued Guidelines and Norms for the Distribution and Reception of Holy Communion Under both … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can a pastor/liturgist force servers to receive Communion under both kinds?

From a reader with my emphases: Our parish liturgist has sent out the following to all Altar Servers and Acolytes who assist at the Novus Ordo mass. “Servers at Saint Mary receive both Species if they receive at all.  If … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: promoting reverence at Communion

From a priest reader: Quick question with regard to GIRM #281. "Holy Communion has a more complete as a sign when it is received under both kinds.  For in this manner of reception a fuller light shines on the sign … Continue reading

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