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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: Genuflecting during the Creed on Christmas.

In the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, when the Creed is said or sung, all present bend the knee or kneel at the words “et incarnatus est“.  In the Ordinary Form this practice was reduced only to two days … Continue reading

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Bp. Thomas Doran (D. Rockford) on kneeling for Holy Communion… heh heh…

In this last week’s edition of The Wanderer, we read a reprint of a column by Most Rev. Thomas Doran, Bishop of Rockford.  I believe it was originally on the site of the diocese on 2 September 2011. My emphases … Continue reading

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Common gesture of reverence in unity with… whom?

This again. From a seminarian somewhere in the depths of Canada comes an excerpt of text from an insert on the new, corrected translation prepared for parish bulletins (my emphases): “The third change is related to approaching Communion.  As each … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI on the benefits of kneeling before the Eucharist

My friend Fr. Ray Blake, the great parish priest of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton, alerted me via his blog to something the Holy Father said during his trip this weekend to Ancona, Italy, for the Eucharistic Congress.  The full … 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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QUAERITUR: Should I kneel to receive Communion from the chalice?

From a reader: If I receive communion kneeling must I also receive from the chalice kneeling? Look. The smallest drop of the Most Precious Blood of our Saviour and God, Our Lord Christ Jesus, is greater in dignity than the … Continue reading

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Card. Canizares: the “entire Church” should receive Communion kneeling. Fr. Z rants.

The overriding reason for why we belong to Holy Church and why we receive the sacraments and why we go to Holy Mass is the fact that one day we are going to die. The sin of our first parents, … Continue reading

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What Does GIRM 160 for the USA Really Say?

When the new English translation of the Roman Missal is released, it will sport a new translation of the GIRM, the General Institution/Instruction of the Roman Missal. There are, of course, adaptations for the USA and other Anglophone regions. As … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priest tells congregation to stand for consecration

UPDATE 23 March 20:19 GMT: From the questioner: Father, I just wanted to thank you for your response to my question. I wanted to follow-up with you about the funeral. The vigil and the funeral went beautifully. The priest did … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Promoting use of the Communion rail

From a priest reader: I am pastor of ___ in ___.  I have a weekly EF Mass that draws 50-100 people, a nice group of diocesan seminarian servers, and a good little schola. I am considering returning the distribution of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: knee injury makes me choose either sitting or kneeling

From a reader: I have incurred a quite painful knee injury and am currently wearing a brace, between the pain and the brace kneeling is out of the question, Is it preferable to stand or sit during the consecration, I … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Am I forbidden to kneel after the Agnus Dei?

From a reader: Our parish has always knelt for the Second Elevation (after the Agnus Dei). This is a regular Novus Ordo Mass. Our priest retired and now our new temporary priest has instructed us to remain standing. I want … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: An EMHC told us not to kneel and shook her head at us

From a reader: I have something that has really been bothering me that maybe you could help me with if you find the time.I am not trying to “tattle” or nit pick anything, but I am very uncomfortable with this … Continue reading

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