Tag Archives: Eucharist

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 kinds … 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 of the Most Holy … 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 papal approval for changing … 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 be … 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 stuck … 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 there … 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 he … 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 Orthodox … 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 this … Continue reading

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NCReg: Priest Slaps Young Man For Desecrating Eucharist

From an article by Pat Archbold in the National Catholic Register, with my emphases and comments:

Recently there has been a rash of desecration of the Eucharist during communion time.  As a result, there have been some calls to restore communion … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Catholic “seder” meal

From a reader:
If you have time this week, I was hoping you could post something about Seder meals and whether or not they are important for Catholics to have them.  It seems that I’m hearing varying responses about it.  A … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: McBrien’s “rather adolescently rigid” article… NCR readers react!

Notre Dame’s Richard McBrien says that "Eucharistic adoration, perpetual or not, is a doctrinal, theological, and spiritual step backward, not forward."
You can read his sneering NCR article if you want or read it with my commentary HERE.
A WDTPRS reader … Continue reading

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D. Fort Wayne-South Bend, Bp. D’Arcy’s norms for TABERNACLES

From a reader comes new from the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, where His Excellency the exemplary John M. D’Arcy is bishop. 
His Excellency has made a statement about the placement of the tabernacle in churches of the diocese. Document.
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5th Luminous Mystery: Institution of the Eucharist

We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:
5th Luminous Mystery: Institution of the Eucharist
The Eucharist, its celebration and the Sacred Species, is the greatest of the sacraments. It is the only of the seven which actually is that which … Continue reading

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