Tag Archives: Communion

Still amusing, but it’s an old story.

Lots of people have sent me email begging me to write about an incident in which a Canadian Anglican “priest” named Marguerite gave “communion” to a dog. Yes, that really happened. Yes, I already wrote about it…. a year and … Continue reading

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If you install it, they will kneel.

Is kneeling the new standing? From a deacon: We just finished a refurbishing of the inside of our church shortly before Christmas which included bringing out of the basement the old altar rail and re-installing it . For midnite mass … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL – Preferences for reception of Communion: from priest or EMHC

Under another thread an idea for a WDTPRS was raised.  Please choose your answer and give your reasons in the combox, below. Because this can be a delicate topic, I ask that you DO NOT ENGAGE each other in the … Continue reading

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A look at Archbishop Conti’s pastoral letter which has stirred things up

Pursuant to the CNA article about the Glaswegian Archbishop Mario Conti’s exhortation to Catholics to stand for Holy Communion, there is now some considerable discussion out there in the blogosphere. Some are saying that Archbishop Conti has “decreed” in his … Continue reading

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Archbp. Conti of Glasgow tells people not to kneel to receive Holy Communion

I wrote about the GIRM for the USA and standing or kneeling for Communion here. From CNA: Scottish archbishop tells Catholics not to kneel for communion By David Kerr Glasgow, Scotland, Aug 30, 2011 / 12:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants about Communion

Get rid of row by row Communion during Mass. Not much of a rant there, come to think of it.  But the combox should be rich, if people will self-edit.

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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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Austria – Where hell seems, in fact, to be prevailing.

When the Lord entrusted the Church to Peter and his successors He promised that it would endure.  Hell will not prevail in the end.  The Church will remain to the end. The Lord didn’t say it would remain everywhere. Andrea … Continue reading

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WDTPRS Tuesday in Holy Week: strengthening our grasp on Christ, His grasp on us

[A special note for priests alone at the end.  Nobody else look! o{];¬) ] COLLECT (2002MR): Omnipotens sempiterne Deus, da nobis ita dominicae passionis sacramenta peragere, ut indulgentiam percipere mereamur. This prayer was in the 1962MR on Tuesday of Holy … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Holy Communion at two Masses on the same day?

From a reader, comes a question I have answered quite a few times, but which bears repetitio. Are there any circumstances in which one can receive Communion more than once a day? I spent Christmas at Clear Creek Abbey in … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Prayer for distribution of Communion at TLM and what to respond?

From a reader: Fr. Z: Our parish priest often resorts to using “Corpus Christi” from the Novus Ordo rubrics in the distribution of Holy Communion at our extraordinapeory form Traditional Mass— when the deacon is not present and presumably he … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: self-communication from the chalice

From a reader: I have a question about self-communication. I was at a monastery this weekend for a retreat and a monks allowed the laity to receive the Chalice. How they did it was a bit odd though. A lay … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: lay Communion minister wouldn’t bless me

From a reader: Today I attended a mass at my university and had a difficult experience with one of the Eucharistic ministers. I approached with my hands folded in order to receive a blessing (no communion for me this time), … Continue reading

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Anglican eucharist for the “other specied”

About eucharistic communion for the "other specied" members. I learned this morning about an Anglican giving their version of communion to a dog!  If you are worried about Our Lord’s admonition in Matthew 7:6, don’t.  No sacrament was violated because … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: conflict with priest over receiving Communion kneeling

From a reader: My pastor refuses to give me Holy Communion on my knees.  I approached him privately.  He claims that I am denying him his rights as a priest, destroying unity……he has tried to compromise with me by requiring … Continue reading

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