Saturday, July 30, 2011

Kneeling for Communion

The Vatican's prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship, Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera, recently recommended that Catholics receive Communion on the tongue, while kneeling. (Via Serge.)
 Receiving Communion in this way, the cardinal continued, “is the sign of adoration that needs to be recovered. I think the entire Church needs to receive Communion while kneeling.”

“In fact,” he added, “if one receives while standing, a genuflection or profound bow should be made, and this is not happening.”

“If we trivialize Communion, we trivialize everything, and we cannot lose a moment as important as that of receiving Communion, of recognizing the real presence of Christ there, of the God who is the love above all loves.... (Read entire article.)

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