Pope Benedict distributes Holy Communion to kneeling Communicants:
The Diocese of Rochester makes clear that both ways of distributing and receiving Holy Communion are norms for the Diocese!
Their new bishop just issued a very detailed description of how the sacraments of the Church are to be celebrated in his diocese with emphasis on preparation for these sacraments and a detail promulgation that the norms for the celebration of the sacraments found in the approved liturgical books of the Church, such as the Roman Missal, be followed. This is a bombshell for Rochester which was stuck in the 1970's liturgically and otherwise.
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But this is but one example that must be sending shock waves through the clergy and laity of this once post-Catholic diocese:
1. Christ’s faithful may wish to receive the Eucharist kneeling or standing.
2. The option of receiving the Eucharist on the tongue or in the hand is the choice of the Communicant, except when pastoral necessity requires that Holy Communion be given on the tongue. Also, one must be conscious of preserving the Blessed Sacrament from profanation.
3. Consuming the Precious Blood from the chalice is also an option and must never be forced upon the people.
4. If Holy Communion is to be administered by intinction, “...The Priest takes a host, dips it partly into the chalice, and showing it, says, Corpus et Sanguis Christi (the Body and Blood of Christ). The communicant responds Amen and receives the Sacrament in the mouth from the priest and then withdraws.”
Holy Communion by intinction requires the use of a communion plate (paten).
5. “The communicant, including the extraordinary minister of
Holy Communion, is never allowed to self-communicate, even by means of intinction.”