…someone is trying to get a TLM organized in Pittsburgh. He would appreciate contacts from you who are in the area. He gave permission for me to post this with his name and email.
I hope some of you will get in touch.
Yes, this is a good question.
No, I absolutely and categorically think it a very bad idea to “adore” a Host through a screen like that. It isn’t, as you point out, a Host. It is a bunch of pixels. The Host is not there and you are not even morally present, as in the case when there has to be overflow at a Mass because of the number of people at the church.
However, I think that we can, if one wishes, even take a knee and make a Spiritual Communion when the consecration is going on during a live streamed Mass. Use the visual image to stir strongly one’s sentiments and aspirations, to help one offer one’s petitions and praise to God more perfectly.
This is what we have when we, for example, pray before a statue. We are not praying TO the statue, but to the one the statue represents. The statue is an aid to our prayer.
So, let no one be confused (like this guy HERE). We don’t “adore” images of the Host, on a page or on a screen.
How to reach my voicemail.
Nota bene: I do not answer these numbers or this Skype address. You won’t get me “live”. I check for messages regularly.
020 8133 4535