From a reader:
We have a priest celebrating a NO mass in Latin (for a month now). Two weeks ago he was agitated and asked that people receive also from the extraordinary minister (who’s line was much shorter). This week he distributed the blood, not the body (which was distributed by emhcs.)
No one doubts that one doesn’t receive “more Jesus” when receiving from a priest, or deacon, rather than a lay person. The Eucharist is the Eucharist is the Eucharist.
That said, the priest’s hands are consecrated to handle the Eucharist. The lay person’s are not.
Furthermore, it strikes me that people have the right to get into whichever line it pleases them to get into.
Moreover, perhaps the priest ought to take the hint and stop employing EMHC‘s at Mass. A significant number of people seem troubled by their presence.
I have no thoughts about the priest distributing the Precious Blood instead of Hosts other than to wonder if he is trying to make sure that no “mistakes” happen. In that case there is some risk of profanation and it probably shouldn’t be done at all.