Thursday October 29th 2020

Why Catholics Should Take the Eucharist Directly on the Toungue

Please watch this video of the Most Rev. Athanasius on Communion in the Hand.  He explains eloquently why Eucharist in the mouth is the most reverent way to receive our Lord.

Most Rev. Athanasius Schneider on Communion in the Hand Video (Click Here)

 

 

 

 

 

You can also read:

Vatican Newspaper Article Says Catholics Should Receive Communion Kneeling and on the Tongue

 

From LIfeSiteNews:

Although it may seem a little strange, there is a definite battle being waged within the Catholic Church.  It is the same “culture war” being waged by secular moderns against those who uphold traditional morality, it is pro-life vs. pro-choice.  But within the Catholic Church the same battle is fought along liturgical lines, and the publication in the Vatican newspaper of an article calling for Catholics to receive Holy Communion kneeling and on the tongue is telling.

“If some nonbeliever arrived and observed such an act of adoration perhaps he, too, would ‘fall down and worship God, declaring, God is really in your midst,’” explained Auxiliary Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Karaganda, Kazakhstan in the pages of L’Osservatore Romano.

The Catholic News Service reports that in the January 8 edition of the Vatican paper, Bishop Schneider noted that the reverence and awe of Catholics who truly believe they are receiving Jesus in the Eucharist should lead them to kneel and receive Communion on their tongues.  “The awareness of the greatness of the eucharistic mystery is demonstrated in a special way by the manner in which the body of the Lord is distributed and received,” the bishop wrote.

Although in all likelihood most Catholics are oblivious to it, the decision to receive communion on the tongue, versus in the hand and the decision to receive communion standing rather than kneeling is a significant fault line in the culture war.

Modernizers who relentlessly work to have the Catholic Church move away from so-called ‘archaic’ positions on sexuality, (forbidding contraception, pre-marital sexual activity, homosexuality etc.) also rail against ‘archaic’ piety in worship.

However, the culture war at least in terms of liturgical issues was nearly lost in the West until the advent of Pope Benedict.

In the United States for instance, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on the Liturgy wrote in its July 2002 newsletter: “Kneeling is not a licit posture for receiving Holy Communion in the dioceses of the United States of America unless the bishop of a particular diocese has derogated from this norm in an individual and extraordinary circumstance.”

The majority of the faithful have since adopted the practice of standing and receiving communion on the hand.

However, some traditional Catholics, often derisively referred to as “pre-Vatican II” Catholics have held to the practice of communion kneeling and on the tongue.  Those same Catholics are often the most vociferous defenders of life and family within and without the Church.

While many valiant Catholic activists who work in the pro-life and pro-family battles receive communion in the common fashion, they nonetheless respect the right of those who wish to receive communion kneeling and on the tongue.

Not so for those within the Church seeking to get the Church in line with the times.

Certain Church leaders, priests and even bishops who are zealous in their attempts to modernize the Church have gone so far as to attempt to enforce modernism by refusing communion to those who kneel for communion.

One prominent example of such was Orange County Florida Bishop Tod Brown who was caught on video last year refusing communion to a woman who was kneeling.  Brown is also known for refusing in 1994 to back an Idaho measure to deny homosexuals special privileges.  Explaining his actions he said the law “would contribute to attitudes of intolerance and hostility in Idaho directed at homosexual citizens and is potentially discriminatory.”

In Brown’s diocese there has been considerable intolerance toward Catholics who kneel for communion and some traditional Catholics have been asked to leave the diocese.

Another prominent example was the denial of communion to Virginia House of Delegate member Richard Black by Arlington’s St. Thomas More Cathedral Rector, Fr. Dominic Irace in 2002.  Black was one of the strongest defenders of life in the legislature. As Delegate Black left the Cathedral, Fr. Irace loudly called him a “conservative idiot.” (see coverage: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2002/oct/02101001.html )

These types of situations caused the Vatican to react rather strongly in 2002.  Jorge A. Cardinal Medina Estévez, the head of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, which addresses liturgical matters, wrote a bishop about reports received of a priest denying communion to faithful because they were kneeling.

The Cardinal called such denial “a grave violation of one of the most basic rights of the Christian faithful,” and directed the bishop to investigate the case.  The letter said that the Vatican regards such abuses of the faithful as very grave.  The letter said, the Congregation, if such actions are verified, “will regard future complaints of this nature with great seriousness, and if they are verified, it intends to seek disciplinary action consonant with the gravity of the pastoral abuse.”
(see the letter: http://www.adoremus.org/Notitiae-kneeling.html )

Despite this letter from the Vatican, the suppression of kneeling remains strong.

The article in the Vatican newspaper advocating kneeling however signals a sea change.

Those who kneel have a champion in Pope Benedict who prior to his elevation to the pontificate wrote of kneeling and its tie to culture in his book ‘The Spirit of the Liturgy” (Ignatius Press, 2000)  “There are groups, of no small influence, who are trying to talk us out of kneeling,” wrote then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. “‘It doesn’t suit our culture’, they say (which culture?) ‘It’s not right for a grown man to do this — he should face God on his feet’.”

Cardinal Ratzinger continued: “The kneeling of Christians is not a form of inculturation into existing customs. It is quite the opposite, an expression of Christian culture, which transforms the existing culture through a new and deeper knowledge and experience of God.

Kneeling does not come from any culture — it comes from the Bible and its knowledge of God . . . The Christian Liturgy is a cosmic Liturgy precisely because it bends the knee before the crucified and exalted Lord. Here is the center of authentic culture – the culture of truth. The humble gesture by which we fall at the feet of the Lord inserts us into the true path of life of the cosmos.”

Reader Feedback

1,021 Responses to “Why Catholics Should Take the Eucharist Directly on the Toungue”

  1. tubidy says:

    Major thankies for the article post.Thanks Again. Want more.

  2. Regards for all your efforts that you have put in this. very interesting information.

  3. A round of applause for your article post.Much thanks again. Great.

  4. Good day! I could have sworn I’ve visited this website before but after browsing through some of the posts I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m certainly pleased I came across it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back often!

  5. Thanks-a-mundo for the blog.Really thank you! Much obliged.

  6. Very neat blog.Really looking forward to read more. Much obliged.

  7. Guatemala says:

    Thank you for your post.Really thank you! Really Great.

  8. Hi Dear, are you genuinely visiting this website daily, if so after that you will
    definitely take good know-how.

  9. My spouse and I stumbled over here by a different page
    and thought I should check things out. I like what I see so i
    am just following you. Look forward to looking over your web page again.

  10. This design is steller! You obviously know how to keep a reader
    entertained. Between your wit and your videos,
    I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!)
    Great job. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it.
    Too cool!

  11. An attention-grabbing discussion is value comment. I feel that it is best to write extra on this matter, it won’t be a taboo subject but usually persons are not enough to talk on such topics. To the next. Cheers

  12. This is my first time go to see at here and i am genuinely
    pleassant to read everthing at single place.

  13. w88 login says:

    I appreciate you sharing this post.Much thanks again. Keep writing.

  14. Thanks again for the article post.Really looking forward to read more. Awesome.

  15. Cialis professional generic cialis cheap cialis

  16. Im thankful for the blog.Much thanks again.

  17. IaаАа’б‚Т€ТšаЂаŒаАа’б‚Т€ТžаБТžm a lengthy time watcher and I just considered IaаАа’б‚Т€ТšаЂаŒаАа’б‚Т€ТžаБТžd drop by and say hello there there for the very initially time.

  18. Google says:

    Every after inside a whilst we choose blogs that we study. Listed below would be the newest web sites that we pick out.

  19. Hmm is anyone else experiencing problems with the images on this blog loading?

    I’m trying to determine if its a problem on my end or if
    it’s the blog. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  20. Muchos Gracias for your blog. Awesome.

  21. tiec tu chon says:

    below you will locate the link to some web-sites that we consider you must visit

  22. Very good info. Lucky me I recently found your blog by chance (stumbleupon). I have bookmarked it for later!

  23. Really enjoyed this blog. Much obliged.

  24. How much is viagra is viagra safe
    viagra porn

  25. Really appreciate you sharing this blog.Really thank you! Really Great.

  26. one of our guests a short while ago proposed the following website

  27. Very good blog.Thanks Again. Will read on…

  28. balenciaga says:

    Aw, this was a really nice post. In concept I would like to put in writing like this moreover ?taking time and actual effort to make a very good article?however what can I say?I procrastinate alot and not at all seem to get something done.

  29. sweetiehouse says:

    we prefer to honor quite a few other internet websites on the web, even if they aren

  30. Sites of interest we’ve a link to

  31. Im obliged for the blog article.Really thank you! Cool.

  32. Thanks-a-mundo for the blog article.Really thank you! Much obliged.

  33. emma-shop says:

    very handful of web-sites that happen to be in depth below, from our point of view are undoubtedly properly worth checking out

  34. I in addition to my buddies were actually examining the good recommendations on the blog while before long came up with a horrible feeling I never expressed respect to the blog owner for those secrets. My ladies are actually very interested to read through all of them and now have unquestionably been using those things. Thanks for actually being indeed thoughtful as well as for making a decision on varieties of smart things most people are really eager to understand about. My personal sincere regret for not saying thanks to you sooner.

  35. golden goose says:

    I precisely wished to thank you so much again. I do not know the things that I might have tried without the entire techniques provided by you concerning such industry. It has been the horrifying scenario in my view, but finding out this specialized avenue you treated it took me to weep for delight. Now i’m happy for the support and in addition trust you realize what a great job your are doing educating others all through your web site. I am certain you haven’t encountered all of us.

  36. I truly appreciate this blog.Really thank you! Cool.

  37. In just a few moments your eyes will be irritated to tears, your
    nose and throat will be burning, and you
    will most likely become violently ill, vomiting and unable to get the smell
    and taste of bleach out of your nose and mouth for days. viarxhd.com In just a few moments
    your eyes will be irritated to tears, your nose
    and throat will be burning, and you will most likely become violently ill, vomiting and unable to get the smell and taste of bleach out of your nose
    and mouth for days.

  38. Porn Videos says:

    I used to be able to find good advice from your articles.

  39. I value the blog post.Much thanks again. Keep writing.

  40. Really appreciate you sharing this post.Much thanks again. Want more.

  41. Howdy! This is kind of off topic but I need some advice from an established blog. Is it very hard to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast. I’m thinking about making my own but I’m not sure where to start. Do you have any tips or suggestions? With thanks

  42. here are some hyperlinks to internet sites that we link to for the reason that we believe they may be worth visiting

  43. Wow, great post.Thanks Again. Will read on…

  44. Kho Sim says:

    Thank you for your blog.Really thank you! Will read on…

  45. Influenza can occur throughout the year but influenza activity usually peaks in winter.
    http://buygenericviarga.com/ Influenza can occur throughout the year but influenza activity usually
    peaks in winter.

Leave a Reply