Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Extra-Ordinary Eucharistic Ministers

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There is nothing so ordinary (regular) in the Catholic Church as 'Extra-Ordinary Eucharistic Ministers' (EOEM).

I added the attached article because it provides references to actual rules.

I would like to offer the following commentary:
  • Delegating the distribution of communion to the laity to hospitals etc causes problems.  A person who is confined to a hospital or similar circumstance will not have the opportunity to go to confession.  So, when a EOEM arrives, they will have peer pressure to receive.  This will, I posit, increase the sacrilegious receipt of Holy Communion. 
  • If a priest is ill, I find it hard to believe that he would have sole responsibility for a parish.
  • There is only one person who must receive communion at mass, the priest who is celebrating Mass.  In this way the sacrifice is consummated.   Laity do not need to receive communion.
  • Regular confession is as needed as regular communion.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Communion in the Hand - Rethinking Communion in the Hand

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Here's a scholarly article on the topic.

Something to ponder: If we as Catholics know and believe the Catholic Teaching on the Eucharist, what is our responsibility in participating in a liturgy where sacrilege is being committed.

Ponder this well and act accordingly!

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http://www.catholic-pages.com/mass/inhand.asp


Monday, September 18, 2017

Holy Communion in the Hand? - Catholic Culture

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One interesting aspect of the 'communion in the hand' is its link with the disappearance of kneelers in Catholic Churches - especially those in North America.

Not only was kneeling and receiving on the tongue discouraged (understatement), kneeling was made difficult be the removal of kneelers during 'renovations'.

Want to resolve this crisis?

  1. Don't go to a Church where communion is given on the hand.
  2. Don't go to a Church where there are no kneelers.
When Catholics begin to act as Catholics - then we will start to emerge from this crisis.


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Reference Links
https://adoremus.org/2001/11/15/Communion-in-the-Hand/
http://www.ewtn.com/library/CURIA/CDWMEMOR.HTM
https://adoremus.org/2003/02/15/Vatican-on-Communion-in-the-hand/
http://www.usccb.org/about/divine-worship/index.cfm
http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/ccdds/documents/rc_con_ccdds_doc_20030317_ordinamento-messale_en.html
http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/ccdds/documents/rc_con_ccdds_doc_20040423_redemptionis-sacramentum_en.html
https://www.ewtn.com/expert/answers/communion_in_hand.htm



Sunday, September 17, 2017

Truth About Communion in the Hand While Standing - New Liturgical Movement

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Beyond the insult offered to Our Lord Jesus Christ, another problem with Communion in the Hand is the vice of Pride.

I have heard some say: I'm not a child etc.

Well, Our Lord said that unless we become like a child (humble) we shall not be saved.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Akin: Protestants Aren’t Heretics, Catholics Should Commemorate the Reformation - The Remnant

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Let's keep something in mind, while Mr. Akin's is misleading people (doing the Devil's work no doubt), I believe that he is probably sincere.  In other words he is sincerely wrong.  Just like Pope Francis.

This does not lessen their culpability because he should know better.  

In this Liberal age, it seems that Catholics have forgotten that it is their duty to study and learn the faith.  

"I didn't know" will be answered with "You should have known".

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Courtesy of The Remnant

Communion in the Hand

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Communion in the hand is a curious thing because it is both a cause and a symptom at the same time.

It is a symptom of a lessening of the Faith in the Real Presence of Our Lord in the Eucharist.

It is a cause of the lessening of that Faith in others.

Here's some information on the 'rules' of the Indult.

Oh yeah, keep in mind, communion in the hand is legalized or permitted abuse.  Anyone who thinks this is how it was done in the early Church is either ignorant or a liar.

For the record, here's the 'rules'.

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Friday, September 15, 2017