Tag Archives: Eucharist

POLL: Length of time of the elevation of the Host and Precious Blood during Mass

I FIXED THE POLL WIDGET Several people have written to me about the length of time a priest does/should elevate the Host and the chalice after the consecration. The length of time I elevate the Host is, of course, ideal. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Reserving the Precious Blood, confusion during concelebration

From a priest: I need help from an ossified unreconstructed manualist! This morning I was a concelebrant at Mass with two other priests. After the consecration I was astounded to see a chalice with previously consecrated Precious Blood brought from … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Corpus Christi – I affirm my subjugation to Christ vanquisher of hell and my sins.

Here is a photo I took a few years ago in the Vatican Gardens during a Corpus Christi procession.  That great edifice in the background is back of St. Peter’s Basilica.  It isn’t often you get Swiss Guards to carry … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I take Communion home for my sick wife?

From a reader: Am I allowed to take home communion for my sick wife & in what. You are to be commended for wanting to help your wife benefit from the Eucharist.  I hope she is better soon. The short … 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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Benedict XVI’s sermon for Holy Thursday evening Lord’s Supper Mass – a theology of kneeling

The Pope’s sermon for Holy Mass evening “Supper” Mass. Within this sermon there is a tremendous reflection on the posture of kneeling. My emphases and comments: Dear Brothers and Sisters! Holy Thursday is not only the day of the institution … Continue reading

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American Bishop receives kudos from the Pope for reordering sacraments

This should cause some discussion! From CNA: Bishop Aquila receives Pope’s praise for reordering sacraments By David Kerr Rome, Italy, Mar 8, 2012 / 03:58 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo said he is delighted to have first-hand … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Purifying fingers after handling the Eucharist… not.

From a reader: I went to a well said Latin low Mass this morning. The celebrant and a deacon gave communion to the faithful. The celebrant followed the rubrics after communion to consume the sacred particles and rinse his fingers. … Continue reading

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Veils, ciboria, baldachins, and the Eucharist.

A priest acquaintance, Fr. Bede Rowe, has on his interesting blog A Chaplain Abroad, an entry about a veil for a ciborium. A ciborium is a sacred vessel which resembles a chalice but with a cover used for hosts to … Continue reading

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Is this list complete?

On the site of the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minnesota, The Catholic Spirit, there is a list of reasons why we go to Mass.  It seems the Catholic Spirit have plucked this from Card. O’Malley of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Host became stuck in my throat. Did I commit sacrilege?

From a reader: I went to Mass and Benediction this evening and at Communion time, and I under-estimated how small the pieces of host were in my mouth before swallowing, and there was a really large sharp chunk that got … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priest brushes his hands off over floor after handling Hosts

From a reader: This morning we got the double whammy. After subjecting us to the “We are the Eucharist” homily, the priest, after moving the Hosts from one ciborium to another, brushed his hands off over the floor (carpeted.) Is … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: shaking down the Lord

From a reader: At the Holy Thursday night mass, there were more hosts than would easily fit into the three ciboria. The deacon held the tops down and gave each one a vigorous shake. When this didn’t quite do it … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Are Orthodox “Masses” valid?

From a reader: A friend of mine, who runs the R.C.I.A. program in my parish, recently told me that an Orthodox Mass is just as valid as a Catholic Mass. Is this true? (I thought that the fact that the … Continue reading

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Will desecrating the Eucharist receive same attention as burning the Koran?

From a reader: I see that the plan of one small church in America to burn a Koran has gained world-wide attention, interventions by the Secretary of State and religious leaders, and a spot on the BBC’s front page. Does … Continue reading

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