Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Q & A: About improper ways of receiving Holy Communion

I have been advocating the stopping of Communion in the Hand and how it is an epic failure for the Church.

And from that post, I have received an interesting question which I will post here:


In retreats, usually they do self-intinction. Now that I know it is wrong (Lord Jesus, have mercy on me), can I receive communion in the tongue while everybody else is doing self-intinction? Can you tell the priest it is wrong while he is "administering" communion?

You cannot and please do not insist on it especially if the priest in your retreat is a school administrator. I am basing this on experience, ok? You get tagged or branded as "too oldie", "too traditional" and "dangerous". Yes, that is how modernists view those who follow the norm.

Holy Mother Church is against this. Redemptionis Sacramentum is very specific on this:

104. The communicant must not be permitted to intinct the host himself in the chalice, nor to receive the intincted host in the hand. As for the host to be used for the intinction, it should be made of valid matter, also consecrated; it is altogether forbidden to
use non-consecrated bread or other matter.

Obviously, priests who do this on retreats think that you are just a bunch of mindless drones who'll just agree to what he commands you to do. And that you do not care about liturgical abuses.

Take a picture and we'll post it here because quite frankly it is frustrating to know that our bishops will find the time to address the issues of gender equality and nature conservation rather than issues of profanation of the Eucharist.

What I do?

I don't receive Holy Communion if I am forced to receive it that way. You are not sinning for not receiving Holy Communion. You are already in the state of sanctifying grace if you have made a very good confession of your sins. Holy Communion gives you that extraordinary push, so to speak, since it is the Lord Himself who enters your entire being. He comes Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity into you so that your own body, blood, and soul, your entire being shares in the supernatural nature of the God-Man.

You are in fact being forced, against your will, to perform an act that is contrary to the commands of Holy Mother Church, which quite frankly is almost a form of crime, isn't it?



I am still wondering when the CBCP will promote this.

1 comment:

  1. and one more thing.. its better not to receive it than to commit sacrilege.. We are only oblige to receive Holy Communion at least once a year on Easter..