Tag Archives: Communion in the hand

ASK FATHER: Should we ransom Hosts that have been taken so they are not desecrated? At what cost?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My friend and I were discussing this thought experiment. Consider a host has been captured and is being held for ransom. What cost is too great for the church to bear (if any)? My friend and … Continue reading

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Archbp. Rodi of Mobile to force priests to distribute Communion as he wants, or priests can’t say Mass publicly

From LifeSite: US archbishop forbids priests to say public Masses if they offer Communion on tongue MOBILE, Alabama, June 2, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi of Mobile, Alabama, has warned his priests that they are not allowed to … Continue reading

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Wherein a Bishop bans Communion on the tongue until after Mass. A Response.

Here is a dictate from the Bishop of Little Rock, Most Rev. Anthony B. Taylor, dated 7 May 2020 to his flock about reception of Communion on the tongue during this COVID-1984 time. We’ve seen Bp. Taylor before, in 2016, … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants about repression of Communion on the tongue and about a “new normal”.

I saw a video recently of a young canonist whom I am pretty sure is a good and solid guy, well-versed.  He makes an argument that, yes, a bishop can on his own authority, because of urgent need, override the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Words of comfort for those whose bishop demand Communion only on the hand?

From a priest… QUAERITUR: I am a parish priest in a Midwestern diocese. Our bishop is allowing us to celebrate the Mass publicly again soon. One of the stipulations is that communion can only be given in the hand. Do … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What to do when intransigent priests refuse Communion on the tongue.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m thinking we should all have a united voice on the question of reception of Holy Communion in a time of draconian policies forbidding Communion on the Tongue with the excuse of Coronavirus. You have a … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z proposes possible Communion in the hand during the Traditional Latin Mass

Communion on the hand, though permitted by an indult in most places, is appalling and a major factor in the statistically confirmed plummet in belief by Catholics in the Church’s teachings on the Eucharist.   As soon as possible, Communion on … Continue reading

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Wherein buttinski @austeni publicly insults @latinmassuk over his suggestion of Spiritual Communion in time of contagion. @fatherz subsequently rants.

An unavoidable periergos of the extreme papalotry gang, Austen Iveriegh today sticks his nose in where it has no business in Tweet intended to denigrate Joseph Shaw of the UK’s long-established Latin Mass Society.  I am a dues paying member of … Continue reading

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Archbp. of Kampala forbids Communion in the hand, other decrees

From PML (Post Media Ltd in Uganda) comes this story.  HERE The Archbishop of Kampala, Most Rev. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga (age 67), has issued some decrees. First, he has decreed on 1 Feb 2020 that “every priest, be it a … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Suspension of Communion on the tongue because of #Coronavirus

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, in the Philippines a bishop told people to stop receiving Communion on the tongue and receive only in the hand because of Coronavirus and don’t have the chalice too. What say you? We have seen … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 179: Kwasniewski on the myth of ancient Communion in the hand

We welcome as our guest… Peter Kwasniewski and an article he recently posted at LifeSite about Communion in the hand. Not long ago, surveys from the Pew Research center uncovered that a huge number of Catholics do not believe in … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Visiting priest says don’t receive Communion on the tongue because of colds and influenza

From a reader: Today at Mass, a visiting retired priest sat down after communion and proceeded to admonish those of us who receive the Holy Communion on the tongue saying that we should cease to do so because it is … Continue reading

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“This ‘Communion in the hand’ thing needs to stop.”

I received this from a priest… Dear and Reverend Father, I thought that you may find the attached image useful, as heartbreaking and enraging as it is. Today, an elderly woman came into my office. She was very confused and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to receive Communion on the tongue?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Hi, Father. 1) I keep thinking that I should receive the Eucharist on the tongue, but am running into barriers, [you mean… like dopey priests?] to include the following: a) “how” to actually receive on the … Continue reading

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An Argentinian bishop on Communion in the hand

An retired bishop in Argentina, age 92, Most Rev. Juan Rodolfo Laise, O.F.M.Cap. has a book: HOLY COMMUNION Communion in the Hand: Documents & History – Some Reflections on Spiritual Communion and the State of Grace – 2018 218 pages hardcover … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Even after continuous sacrileges, Bishop forces Communion in the hand

From a priest… QUAERITUR: At my parish since March of this year, the Holy Eucharist has been found on the floor 14+ times. Initially, when our Lord was found, I addressed it from the pulpit, asked certain parishioners to watch, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Communion, kneeling on the tongue

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I regularly receive Holy Communion kneeling (on the floor) at my OF-only parish. My pastor has asked me a few times not to do that, though not forcefully – he’s never unkind about it or actually telling me to … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah on kneeling before the Eucharist, Communion in the hand

The other day I visited the chapel of an important Marian apparition.  There were many pilgrims including groups of young people.  A worker nun breezily made a sort of bow to the Blessed Sacrament as she passed before the tabernacle. … Continue reading

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Akita, Communion in the hand, and homosexuality

The Bellarmine Forum there is a longish piece which makes a connection between some topics: Our Lady’s Messages at Akita Communion in the Hand Homosexuality Said Our Lady at Akita: “The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the … Continue reading

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“I used to think hosts found on floors was Traditional Catholic hyperbole…”

From a reader… I used to think hosts being found on the floors in churches was just something Traditional Catholics talked about in hyperbole and not something that actually happened. Low and behold, I walk into church to make a … Continue reading

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