Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Some priests in St. Peter's openly defy the Pope by giving Communion in the Hand!

And here are some of the comments posted on this particular page of GloriaTV.

The traditional Latin Mass is offered in the same manner everywhere. It does not vary from priest to priest and from church to church. This is so because the Catholic faith is the same everywhere and that true unity of faith MUST be reflected in a TRUE unity of worship as well. It stands to reason that the traditional Mass is absolutely faithful to Catholic teaching and the New Mass is not.

Dear people, let us all be an example to others, (not that we are better) but because we understand the grave consequences of this horrendous scandal of receiving in the hands, where no doubt fragments remain on the hands to be desecrated.   Please continue as has been done for centuries, on the Tongue While Kneeling; let us convey to the priests, bishops and laity that the King of Kings is Due the Utmost Respect, Honor and Glory. Let us make up for the abuses that are so many!  Pray the Holy Father will find the courage to MANDATE that Communion MUST be Received on the TONGUE while KNEELING.

This is a scandal not because of the laity who likiely do NOT know any better but because of the clergy who DO know better but do not care.



Those priests ought to be disciplined!


  1. Catholic faith is the same everywhere and true unity of belief is reflected in a true unity of understanding what real liturgical diversity is. The worship expressions of the Latin Church is proper to the Latin Church. The expression of the Greek Catholic Church is proper to the Greek Catholic Church. Within the Latin Church, the expressions of the Anglican churches in communion with Rome are proper to those churches.

    But all these liturgical diversity has apostolic origins and the Catholic Church takes great care not to trivialize these expressions. The Church preserves what is good.

  2. Even receiving Communion on the tongue is no guarantee of showing reverence - did you see that girl at 30 seconds she received on the tongue, one second later she was giving the thumbs up to her friend nearby and for the next few seconds while she was battling her way out the next girl was patting her on the back - they haven't got a clue!!

  3. @epsilon - but which method of distribution opens the Holy Sacrament to higher risks of profanation?

  4. " Even receiving Communion on the tongue is no guarantee of showing reverence"
    "which method of distribution opens the Holy Sacrament to higher risks of profanation? "

    I would agree that communion on the tongue has lower risk of profanation --on one hand as a gesture it is more reverent, but however I would agree with epsilon when our friend says that its no guarantee of reverence, especially when you consider profanation of a hidden, internal kind. I knew of someone who once approached me once with reverence and had communion on the tongue, only to find out later that she was a person objectively living in sin...what struck me was her demeanor...things of this kind happen.

  5. Look, I agree with you. What I'm saying is that the rot has set in so much that nothing can be taken for granted. Just because someone appears to go along with the traditional approach, it doesn't necessarily mean they are automatically more devout, obedient, etc. From what I can see there are many too among 'traditionalists' with a cafeteria mentality. Thank you for your very interesting blog:)

  6. What we are talking about here is the external disposition. We are not talking about nor have the capacity to know the internal disposition of a person to receive Holy Communion.

    Focus people, focus!

    Now, the question about external disposition lands on the hands of proper Church authorities. The Pope and the bishops are there for a reason. Just as our parents dress up nice and tidy every Sunday to go to Mass.

    Would you dare say that a man in flip-flops shows more reverence when he is assisting Mass than the woman who wears a veil?

    Take into mind what Christ said about the Parable of the Wedding Feast?

    11 "But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment; 12 and he said to him, `Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?' And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the attendants, `Bind him hand and foot, and cast him into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.'

    The Wedding Feast every Mass is a foretaste of the eternal wedding feast.

    Come properly disposed, inside and OUT, at every Mass.