From Fr. Carota’s blog:
I received this text message yesterday (Sunday) from a young man who is a member of “Juventutem” and had to go to Seattle for work. When he went to mass there, this is what happened:
“In the Seattle Cathedral I was just denied communion kneeling and made a scene of. He eventually, after a minute standoff scoffed, said I ought to learn obedience, and then threw the Sacred Host sideways into my mouth.”
“For every knee shall be bowed to me, and every tongue shall swear.” Isaiah 45:24
“That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth:” Philippians 2: 10.
Very ironically, the exact above reading (from St. Paul to the Philippians) was read at the Novus Ordo Mass this young man went to where he was spiritually abuse by the priest. St. Paul is saying we need to kneel at only the name of Jesus. What does that mean we need to do in front of the the presence of Jesus in Holy Communion which is a billion times more holy than on His Name.
God compelled the devil to show himself to the Desert Father Abba Apollo. He was ugly, black, skinny limbs and had NO KNEES to adore God on. Pope Benedict said: “The inability to kneel is seen as the very essence of the diabolical”.
That priest didn’t get the memo.
Redemptionis Sacramentum states:
[91.] In distributing Holy Communion it is to be remembered that “sacred ministers may not deny the sacraments to those who seek them in a reasonable manner, are rightly disposed, and are not prohibited by law from receiving them”. Hence any baptized Catholic who is not prevented by law must be admitted to Holy Communion. Therefore, it is not licit to deny Holy Communion to any of Christ’s faithful solely on the grounds, for example, that the person wishes to receive the Eucharist kneeling or standing.