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Bishop Athanasius Schneider: Holy Communion on the tongue

Dominus est - it is the Lord

The subject of receiving Holy Communion in the hand versus in the mouth remains divisive in the Catholic Church. The majority of our current bishops and priests do not want to address or redress the problem that originated in the mid-1960s. When the reception of the Holy Eucharist in the hand began to spread, Pope Paul VI focused on the abuse in Memoriale Domini. He said that "in view of the state of the Church as a whole today, this manner of distributing ... (Continue reading)

Abuse. Blasphemy. Communion in the hand?

"I'm heartbroken to announce that last week, we discovered a crushed consecrated Host beneath one of the kneelers," the pastor of a small yet devout Californian parish says. He pauses for a moment before he goes on, his voice choked by just indignation and sadness: "This is God, people. God." Then he drops the bomb. "I'm writing to Pope Francis to do away with the practice of Communion in the hand altogether. I believe most of the abuses and blasphemies ... (Continue reading)

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