Sunday, August 9, 2009

Kneel for Communion


Pope Benedict XVI desires that when receiving Communion, Catholics kneel and receive the Host on the tongue -- not standing, not in the hand.

The Holy Father's reasoning is simple: "We Christians kneel before the Blessed Sacrament because, therein, we know and believe to be the presence of the One True God."

Communion received in the hand was introduced to the world by the heretical Arians of the 4th century as a means of expressing their belief that Christ was not divine. It exists today in the modern Church only as an abuse: Rome never wanted it, but in the effort to modernize everything a number of folks who thought they knew better went ahead with it anyway, reasoning that if enough people did it then Rome would have to give in.

Pope Benedict is having none of it. Thank you, Holy Father.

Gloria in excelsis Deo.


Kindred Spirit said...

Amen. Please see my blog for the same story.

Anita said...

So, when are Communion rails going to be put back up in Novus Ordo churches??!!

Sean said...

Your guess is as good as mine.