Tuesday, June 18, 2013
LET'S PRETEND A CARDINAL REALLY DID THIS AND A LAY PERSON REALLY DID THIS TOO!
Let's pretend a Cardinal of the Catholic is celebrating Mass and has made a decision to deny someone Holy Communion for doing something at Mass that politicizes the Most Holy Eucharist.
Let's pretend that another lay person sees that the Cardinal has denied giving someone Holy Communion and completely flummoxed by this and outraged, goes up a second time to receive Holy Communion from a different "minister" and receives in the hand and returns to give this second Host to the person at his pew that the cardinal had just denied Holy Communion.
Liturgically, how could this sad state of affairs have developed in our beloved Catholic Church with the Most Precious Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Crucified and Risen Lord? I wouldn't want to get into the specifics of the why of this pretend situation, but only the situation where a lay person could think she could go up and get a host and bring it back to pew to give to a third party who had been denied Holy Communion by the Ordinary of the Archdiocese, in this case, a Cardinal, but only in a pretend scenario.