Thursday, March 06, 2008

Receiving Jesus On Your Knees And On Your Tongue

This morning I received an email message from a fellow Catholic pointing to an online video interview with the Auxiliary Bishop of Karaganda, Athanasius Schneider, in Kazakhstan. The Bishop sharply criticizes the practice of communion in the hand. He says, "As a bishop I cannot be silent".

For those interested, there’s also an article appearing on Catholic Culture by the same Bishop, entitled "Cum Amore Ac Timore" which translated means “With Love and Fear.” The article, as Catholic Culture notes, “provides a compelling argument for receiving the Eucharist on the tongue while kneeling (a predominant custom by the sixth century). Bishop Schneider's thesis is supported at the highest levels, according to Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith, secretary to the Holy See's Congregation for Divine Worship, who wrote the foreword for Schneider's book, Dominus Est (Vatican Press)."

While you’re at it, Dr. Mirus at Catholic Culture blog has posted two helpful commentaries in the last couple of days which describe what’s happening in our rapidly collapsing society. Take a look first at Ideology, Totalitarianism, and the Public Schools and the follow-up post today entitled Secularism, Acculturation and Creeping Totalitarianism.

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