Thursday, February 1, 2018

IF NO OTHER RENEWAL WAS MADE TO THE POST VATICAN II REVISED MASS, THIS ONE RENEWAL WOULD REVOLUTIONIZE AND RECOVER AUTHENTIC CATHOLIC REVERENCE AND PIETY AT MASS AND RETURN CONTINUITY TO BOTH FORMS OF THE ONE ROMAN RITE



However I fear this will go NOWHERE!
(Copied from 1Peter5):

A World-Wide Petition to the Bishops: We Ask for Kneelers for the Faithful Who Want to Receive Communion Kneeling

5 comments:

rcg said...

He ends with an appeal to hygiene. I thought this blog had cleared that up long ago: there are no recorded incidents of disease transmission within a hundred yards of a communicant. In fact the CDC has recently directed that tranmissible maladies be referered to as ‘pastoral’ diseases.

Victor said...

RCG:
When one receives our Lord in the hands, there are sometimes little particles left. What does one do with those? Does one ignore them Anglican style or sacrilegiously swipe ones hands together with the particles landing on the floor to be trampled on? When I was forced to receive our Lord into my hands years ago, I would use my tongue to consume the particles, and I wonder how many cold or flu bugs I caught doing so since, unlike the priest at the lavabo, the faithful have no means to wash their hands in church before before receiving this way.

Henry said...

This petition is too wordy to be effective. It spends too much time in the weeds with stuff no one wants to read ad nauseam; certainly, no one to whom it is addressed needs to have all these abc's spelled out.

It should simply reference the obvious facts that kneeling for communion on the tongue encourages reverence and authentic belief in the Real Presence, while communion on the hands while standing encourages irreverence and the dilution of faith that is no so rampant. Enough said. For anyone who claims disagreement with these observations is either disingenuous, dishonest, or himself faithless.

ByzRC said...

Such a change would no doubt be a good thing as it would end the profanation that occurs somewhere in the world all day and about every day. I can't help but wish, however, that someone would raise a similar petition for ad orientem worship. With the restoration of the high altar, it would seem that the rest would fall into line in short order.

Henry said...

ByzRC,

I suspect that when a parish goes ad orientem, kneeling for comunniom generally follows. But not vice versa. That kneeling does not necessarily lead to ad oriented.

In which case, let’s keep the horse in front of the cart. Emphasize ad orientem, which is the most central feature of traditional Catholic worship.