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Cardinal Kasper: Pope’s ‘next declaration’ should allow ‘shared Eucharistic communion’ with Protestants –Lifesite News – Dec 14, 2016

“I hope that the next declaration opens the way for shared Eucharistic communion in special cases.” With these words, Cardinal Walter Kasper expressed his wish for ecumenical “progress” in the form of “intercommunion” in an interview with Italian newspaper Avvenire on December 10... [read more >>]

Lincoln bishop says ‘no’ on communion for divorced/remarried – The Crux – Dec 11, 2016

Clarity and renewal can be the fruit of disputes and disagreements, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln has said to his priests, trying to reassure them in the face of confusion regarding Amoris laetitia. At the same time, Conley offered his own firm stand on the meaning of Pope Francis’s widely discussed document on marriage, stating clearly that in his diocese, giving Communion to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics who are living as man and wife is not on the table... [read more >>]

Two prominent professors ask Pope to address ‘The Misuse of Amoris Laetitia to Support Errors against the Catholic Faith’ – Lifesite News – Dec 9, 2016

In the following letter, renowned philosophy and ethics professors John Finnis and Germain Grisez ask Pope Francis to renounce eight errant positions that "find support in statements by or omissions" by Amoris Laetitia and "are or include errors against the Catholic faith." The “misuses” of the pope’s exhortation that Finnis and Grisez list and refute are similar to the concerns raised by the 45 theologians who wrote to the College of Cardinals about the matter... [read more >>]

Cardinal Meisner Recounts His “Nearly Traumatic Call to the Episcopacy” – OnePeter5 – Dec 9, 2016

As we reported yesterday, Cardinal Joachim Meisner appears now to have been singled out especially for criticism among the Four Cardinals who have recently made public their dubia with regard to Amoris Laetitia... [read more >>]

23 scholars sign letter supporting four Cardinals, warn of ‘metastasizing crisis’ in Church – Lifesite News – Dec 8, 2016

Twenty-three prominent Catholic academics and pastors released a letter Thursday expressing their "profound gratitude and full support" of the dubia four cardinals sent to Pope Francis asking for moral clarification on Amoris Laetitia... [read more >>]

Bishop Schneider likens treatment of four Cardinals to Soviet regime: ‘We live in a climate of threats’ – Lifesite News – Dec 6, 2016

Before a packed room in Rome’s Centro Lepanto on Monday, Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Kazakhstan urged the faithful to ardently hold on to the Church’s Magisterium on the indissolubility of marriage within the current state of ongoing ambiguities... [read more >>]

The impoverished faith of the San Diego diocese – Lifesite News – Nov 30, 2016

How would you feel if, after struggling to make ends meet for most of your life, you learned in your old age that you were the rightful heir to an enormous fortune, but your father had never told you about that inheritance? You would feel terribly betrayed, wouldn’t you? In the Diocese of San Diego, young unmarried couples who are living together and older couples living in a second civil union are now being encouraged to come to the church, consider their status, and—if they find their consciences clear—receive Communion... [read more >>]

The Bishops Enter The War – OnePater5 – Nov 30, 2016

The week of November 14 to 21st, 2016 will be remembered as the one in which open war was finally declared between the two long-contending factions in the Catholic Church. And while this has caused a lot of wailing and lamenting, the truth is I have never been so happy and contented to be a traditional Catholic than I am under this pontificate of madness. Everything I thought about the modern, post-conciliar Church is being demonstrated to be true every day... [read more >>]

The “Concern” – Crisis Magazine – Nov 30, 2016

A relative recently wrote an e-mail to me in which he made the following off-handed comment: “What do you think of the pope’s recent course change on abortion?” Now, unless I missed something, on this subject the pope has not changed anything. He has, no doubt, indicated that he wanted to downplay its relative importance compared to other issues. He avoids right-to-life marches in Italy. Many of his ecological friends want to control world population... [read more >>]

Dean of Rota warns Pope could strip Card. Burke & others of cardinalate – EWTN – Nov 29, 2016

Monsignor Pio Vito Pinto, Dean of the Roman Rota, told a conference in Spain that Cardinal Burke and the three cardinals who submitted the dubia to Pope Francis "could lose their Cardinalate" for causing "grave scandal" by making the dubia public... [read more >>]

A Third Bishop Comes to the Defense of the Four Cardinals – OnePeter5 – Nov 24, 2016

After the wonderful news yesterday that Bishop Athanasius Schneider has come publicly to the aid of the courageous Four Cardinals who are challenging Pope Francis over the much-contested post-synodal exhortation Amoris Laetitia, a second Polish Bishop – after Auxiliary Bishop Józef Wróbel of Lublin, Poland – has now raised his voice in a similar way... [read more >>]

Cardinals Burke, Pell officially removed from Congregation for Divine Worship – Lifesite News – Nov 24, 2016

Cardinals Raymond Burke and George Pell will not remain members of the Congregation for Divine Worship, the Vatican has confirmed in a list of the liturgical office's new members... [read more >>]

Bishop Athanasius Schneider Issues Statement Supporting the Four Cardinals – OnePeter5 – Nov 23, 2016

Out of “deep pastoral concern,” four Cardinals of the Holy Roman Catholic Church...ask Pope Francis to clear up “grave disorientation and great confusion” concerning the interpretation and practical application, particularly of chapter VIII, of the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia and its passages relating to admission of remarried divorcees to the sacraments and the Church’s moral teaching... [read more >>]


Pope Francis is responding to critics of "Amoris Laetitia" by dismissing their "legalism."

"Some — think about the responses to 'Amoris Laetitia' — continue to not understand. They think it’s 'black and white,' even if in the flux of life you must discern," he told Italian paper Avennire in an interview published Friday... [read more >>]

Papal advisor: Amoris Laetitia sees cohabitation as a ‘conjugal relationship’ – Lifesite News – Nov 14, 2016

Amoris Laetitia opens a new door that goes beyond Familiaris Consortio and does away with unnecessarily harsh requirements from the Catholic Church with regard to chastity, according to a recent presentation on the Apostolic Exhortation by Bishop Marcello Semeraro in Spain... [read more >>]

Italian cardinal issues guidelines upholding Catholic tradition on Communion – Lifesite News – Oct 17, 2016

The implementation of Amoris Laetitia has varied drastically according to interpretation of bishops, as evidenced by the reaction to the document throughout the world. The discrepancy in implementation could point back to the broad spectrum in which Amoris Laetitia can be understood and has led Catholics to previously ask for clarification... [read more >>]

Cardinal-elect Cupich cites pope to justify opening Communion to ‘remarried’ – Lifesite News – Oct 14, 2016

Chicago Archbishop and Cardinal-elect Blase Cupich told an Italian newspaper that his support of Communion for the divorced and remarried is the same position as the pope’s, the bishops of Argentina, and Cardinal Christoph Schönborn... [read more >>]

Diocese of Rome’s new guidelines allow Communion for sexually active cohabitating couples in ‘limited’ cases – Lifesite News – Oct 5, 2017

New guidelines about the interpretation of Amoris Laetitia issued for the pope’s own diocese of Rome suggest that couples living in a state the Church labels objectively sinful may in limited circumstances receive Holy Communion in a "discreet manner." The release of the new guidelines follows closely on the Vatican’s authentication of a letter from Pope Francis to Argentine bishops affirming that the only valid interpretation of the exhortation is one that similarly liberalizes sacramental practice... [read more >>]

Cardinal-Vicar of Rome Sets Guidelines for Amoris Laetitia; Hesitantly Allows Communion for “Remarried” – OnePeter5 – Oct 5, 2016

Today, Dr. Sandro Magister, the well-informed Italian Vatican specialist, published an article of great importance because he explicitly shows another example of what Pope Francis has likely intended with his post-synodal exhortation Amoris Laetitia. After the example of Argentina – where Pope Francis gave express approval of a more liberalizing attitude toward those “remarried” divorcees who do not change their lives, yet still wish to receive Holy Communion – it is now his own Diocese of Rome which has set out new guidelines in light of Amoris Laetitia. These new guidelines have now reluctantly allowed, in some cases, “remarried” divorcees to receive the Sacraments... [read more >>]

40 Years of Hand Communion in Spain -- "An Unhappy Anniversary in Spain" – The Eponymous Flower – Sept 26, 2016

40 years ago, Communion in the hand was allowed in Spain on March 18, 1976, the Secretariat of the Spanish Bishops' Conference published in a recent press statement. It was explained that the Holy See, at that time ruled by Pope Paul VI., had upheld a petition by the Episcopal Conference. The Episcopal Conference granted the option, in addition to the ordinary form of receiving Communion, kneeling on the tongue, to allow Communion in the hand in Spain... [read more >>]

A bizarre papal move – Lifesite News – Sept 14, 2016

So now we know. We knew before, really, but didn’t have explicit confirmation. The long, agonizing slog, however, is finally over: from Pope Francis’ invitation to Cardinal Kasper to address the bishops in Rome in February of 2014 to the pope’s letter last week to some Argentinean bishops affirming guidelines they had developed in a joint document that, in “exceptional cases,” people divorced and remarried (living in an “adulterous” relationship as we believed for 2000 years in Western Christianity), may receive Holy Communion. This whole affair is bizarre. No other word will do... [read more >>]

Eucharist desecrated, Missionaries of Charity assaulted in Argentina – Catholic News Agency – August 30, 2016

The community of the Missionaries of Charity in Mar del Plata, Argentina, became the target of criminals late last week, as three men broke in, beat the sisters and desecrated their chapel. According to reports, three unidentified men entered the house of the community – which was founded by Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta – at around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 25... [read more >>]

Toronto Parish Denies Communion on the Tongue – Vox Cantoris – August 5, 2016

All the new marble and art work and beautification of a what had been a dirty, dilapidated, unworthy and terribly wreckovated Toronto church, means absolutely nothing. As much effort that was put into this has become worthless. Worthless if the liturgy is not worthy. As worthless as Canon Law and the Instructions from the Church, such as Redemptionis Sacramentum, as when a priest decides on his own what he will follow. His own clericalism, pride and modernist mindset... [read more >>]

Pope sets up commission to study question of women deacons – BBC – August 2, 2016

Pope Francis has set up a special commission to study whether women will be allowed to become deacons in the Catholic Church. The issue has historically troubled the Church, with many opposing the appointment of females. The commission of seven men and six women will study the issue, and look into the historical role of women in the early years of the Church... [read more >>]

Pope spoke of decentralizing decisions on Communion for Divorced/Remarried: Polish bishops’ head – Lifesite News – July 29, 2016

The head of the Polish bishops conference says that in a private meeting this week Pope Francis held with the country’s bishops, he spoke of allowing local bishops conferences to make decisions about the controversial practice of giving Communion to those who are divorced and remarried... [read more >>]

Pro-Abort VP Gets Standing Ovation at Mass, Bishop is Mum on Denying Communion – Lifesite News – July 26, 2016

Pro-abortion Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine received a standing ovation at his parish on Sunday and several Catholic priests praised his nomination... [read more >>]

Catholic Priest to Tim Kaine: ‘Don’t show up in my Communion line’ – Lifesite News – July 25, 2016

A Catholic priest asked that pro-abortion Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine “do us both a favor” and not show up in his Communion line... [read more >>]

Bishops of Costa Rica: “Communion for Remarried/Divorced is Not Possible” – Eponymous Flower – July 20, 2016

The Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica has issued a document to implement the post-synodal letter Amoris laetitia. One possibility is that remarried divorcees might be admitted to communion, is addressed in a single word... [read more >>]

Chaput: No Communion for Unwed, Gay and Some Divorced Couples – Phill.Com – July 7, 2016

Divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, as well as cohabitating unmarried couples, must "refrain from sexual intimacy" to receive Holy Communion in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has asserted in a new set of pastoral guidelines... [read more >>]

Cardinal Sarah: Priests Should Face East and Communicants Should Kneel – ChurchMilitant – July 6, 2016

Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Pope's chief liturgist, is calling for priests and laity to both face "liturgical East" during Mass. This orientation, known as "ad orientem," was the universal norm for the 19 centuries preceding Vatican II... [read more >>]

Pope Francis: Most Catholic Marriages are Null, Some Cohabitations are Real Marriage – LifeSite News – June 17, 2016

Pope Francis spoke yesterday at a pastoral congress on the family for the Diocese of Rome, and his remarks are causing consternation among faithful Catholics. In off-the-cuff remarks, the pope made the dual claim that the “great majority” of Catholic marriages are “null” – in other words, not actual marriages – and that some cohabitating couples are in a “real marriage,” receiving the grace of the Sacrament... [read more >>]

Eucharistic Miracle in Poland – GetFed, The Catholic Company – April 22, 2016

Once again, Our Lord has granted the Church a Eucharistic Miracle to strengthen our faltering faith in, and proper reverence toward, this central teaching of the Catholic faith: When Jesus said, “This is my body,” and, “This is my blood,” he meant it literally... [read more >>]

Cardinal Pell bets against the odds – Lifesite News – November 25, 2015

Contradicting the statements of some of the pope’s closest advisors, the Vatican’s financial chief Cardinal George Pell has declared that Pope Francis will re-assert and “clarify” longstanding Church teaching and discipline that prohibits Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried in public adultery without sacramental confession and amendment of life... [read more >>]

Spanish City Council Complicit in Desecration of Stolen Host – Women of Grace blog – November 24, 2015

One of the most shocking examples of anti-Catholic bigotry is taking place in the Spanish city of Pamplona where more than 240 consecrated Hosts were stolen and then used to spell the word “pederasty” on the ground. A photo of the desecration was then placed on display in the city’s art museum... [read more >>]

U.S. Bishops clash as Pope Francis appointees push to downplay battle for life and family – Lifesite News –November 20,2015

A group of Pope Francis’ episcopal appointees and other like-minded prelates provoked an open clash at the American Catholic bishops’ fall meeting in Baltimore this week as they pressed the conference to rewrite its election guide for 2016 to downplay the importance of the battle for life and family... [read more >>]

Archbishop Chaput: European churches that give Communion to ‘remarried’ are violating Catholic teaching – Lifesite News – November 20, 2015

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput has definitively called out his brother bishops in Europe who have allowed Communion for remarried divorcees, saying they have “departed from authentic Catholic teaching.” His remarks come in a lengthy essay on mercy published in the December issue of First Things. The Church, he says, “cannot be merciful without being truthful,” and a pastoral approach which ignores that we are called to conversion, “out of a thinly veiled pastoral despair and accommodationism will result in less faith, not more...” [read more >>]

Vatican Chief of Sacraments: No pope can change divine law on Communion – Lifesite News – November 19, 2015

On the heels of a statement by Pope Francis seeming to suggest openness to non-Catholic Christians receiving Holy Communion, the cardinal who heads the Vatican congregation dealing with the sacraments has said that there are preconditions for the reception of Holy Communion and when those conditions are not met, and the situation is publicly known, ministers of the sacrament “have no right to give him communion...” [read more >>]

Pope Tells Lutheran to ‘Talk to the Lord’ About Receiving the Eucharist – Edward Pentin, NCR News – November 16, 2015

Pope Francis has caused controversy by appearing to suggest that a Lutheran wife of a Catholic husband could receive holy Communion based on the fact that she is baptized and in accordance with her conscience... [read more >>]

Pope Will Write an Apostolic Exhortation as Follow-up to Synod on the Family – America Magazine – October 28, 2015

Pope Francis will write an apostolic exhortation as a follow up to the Synod on the Family and “it should not take too long [to arrive],” the Cardinal Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, told the Italian news agency ANSA. He said the papal document “will be based on the conclusions of the synod, as is the tradition.” He told this to reporters at the Gregorian University today, after delivering a lecture there for the 50th anniversary of “Nostra Aetate,” the Vatican II document on the relation of the Catholic Church to non-Christian religions... [read more >>]

Pope Francis at family Synod: ‘Today is a time of mercy”- Chicago Tribune – October 28, 2015

Declaring that "today is a time of mercy," Pope Francis on Sunday closed a historic meeting of bishops that approved an important new direction in welcoming divorced and civilly remarried Catholics into the church. The synod's endorsement, by a single vote, of Francis' call for a more merciful, less judgmental church was a clear victory for Francis and the progressive prelates who have been seeking wiggle room in church teaching to allow remarried Catholics to receive Communion. Conservatives had objected, citing church doctrine, but they couldn't muster the votes needed to block passage of the final document..." [read more >>]

Polish Bishops Conference Says No Communion for Civilly Divorced and “Remarried” – ChurchMilitantTV – October 27, 2015

Following the Ordinary Synod on the Family, the Polish Bishops' Conference is inviting divorced and civilly "remarried" Catholics back to Church, but only according to Church teaching, i.e., without receiving Communion. In a communiqué written by the three Synod Fathers representing Poland — Abp. Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops; Abp. Henryk Hoser; and Bp. Jan Wątroba — the conference's statement says the divorced and civilly "remarried," "though they do not receive Communion, are not excluded from the Church..." [read more >>]

Bishop in Bolivia prohibits Communion in the hand in his diocese – Rorate Caeli – August 19, 2015

Our partners at Adelante la Fe / Rorate Caeli en Espanol report that the Bishop of the Diocese of Oruro, Bolivia declared this past Sunday that he will no longer permit communion in the hand. The report says that the Bishop, the Polish Verbite missionary Krzysztof (Cristobal) Białasik, made this decision after it was noticed that some people receive the Host but do not consume it, apparently wishing to carry It away for unknown reasons. [read more >>]

Bishop: False Prophets Inside the Church – ChurchMilitant TV – August 14, 2015

False prophets in the Church are trying to hijack the upcoming Synod on the Family and impose an anti-Catholic ideology. That's the latest warning from Kazakhstan's tradition-minded bishop Athanasius Schneider in another wide-ranging new interview, this time with Ireland's Catholic Voice. [read more >>]

Bishop Schneider on the 2015 Synod – One Peter5 – August 13, 2015

Bishop Athanasius Schneider is, without question, the most vocal defender of Catholic orthodoxy in the Church hierarchy today. So it’s a very good thing that despite being the Auxiliary bishop of a diocese (Astana) in a country (Kazakhstan) few Westerners have ever heard of, he has been a very high-profile presence in Western media over the past year. [read more >>]

Toronto Priest Denies Communion on the Tongue and Announces It Publicly! – Vox Cantoris – July 8, 2015

News has reached me today, confirmed from two sources, that a new Pastor at a prominent Toronto parish named after a very holy Saint who was also a Pope has refused to provide people who wish to kneel, the Holy Eucharist. Not only that, but he refuses to provide Holy Communion on the tongue, admonishing at least one; and he has announced this publicly at the Mass! [read more >>]

Polish president rescues host during Mass – June 9, 2015

On On the National Thanksgiving Day, which was established in late 18th Century to commemorate Poland’s patriotic struggle for independence, thousands of the inhabitants of Warsaw took part in an annual open-air Holy Mass, also massively attended by top state officials with the President-Elect Andrzej Sebastian Duda in person. [read more >>]

Satanists Desecrate Eucharist in Dublin – Church Militants – April 20, 2015

On Monday, confirmed that satanists broke into a Catholic parish in a Dublin suburb and desecrated the Blessed Sacrament, putting the priests and parishoners in such terrifying shock that they refused to be interviewed. [read more >>]

Old Latin Past Illuminates Future Catholic Church – Greenvilleonline – March 24, 2015

Tom Kelly felt like something was lost 50 years ago this month, when traditional Latin Mass was abandoned by the Roman Catholic Church with a Second Vatican Council ruling that Mass could be said in local languages with alternate choreography. [read more >>]

Chicago’s Archbishop Cupich: Communion for pro-abortion politicians is a good thing – Lifesite News – December 1, 2014

In a radical departure from the position of Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop Blase Cupich -- said to have been handpicked by Pope Francis for Chicago -- has presented giving Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians as a positive move. [read more >>]

The Vatican cancels its earthquake. This is not Pope Francis’s finest hour – The Spectator – October 18, 2014

‘Thanks be to God’, as we Catholic children used to say with heartfelt enthusiasm as Mass was over for another week. The most divisive meeting of Catholic bishops since Vatican II has ended – and no real damage has been done. Except, I’m sorry to say, to the reputation of Pope Francis. [read more >>]

Archbishop Coakley calls for united campaign of prayer, procession and benediction in response to scheduled “black mass” – Archdiocese of Oklahoma City – August 4, 2012

"In a letter Monday to priests and parishioners throughout the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley called for a united campaign of prayer and Eucharistic Procession to avert the so-called satanic “black mass” scheduled at the Civic Center in September..." [read more >>]

Toronto Cardinal: Catholic Teaching on Divorce ‘Not Open to Change’ – National Catholic Register – July 2, 2014

Civilly divorced-and-remarried Catholics will not be able to receive the sacraments, Cardinal Collins affirmed, but he also stressed that ‘we need to find better ways to reach out to people in this situation.’ [read more >>]

Bishop Athanasius Schneider: ‘We are in the fourth great crisis of the Church’ – – June 6, 2014

“Liberals, collaborating with the “new paganism”, are driving the Catholic Church towards a split, according to Bishop Athanasius Schneider, the liturgical specialist who is carrying on a rearguard fight against “abuses” in the Church.” [read more >>]

Consecrated Host Spit Out and Trampled on the Floor – Eponymous Flower – November 14, 2013

“Edit: rather than put real Catholics in jail using the "Civil Law" as one priest recently suggested. Why not put the bawds, pretenders, interfaith organizers and professional Catholics who are destroying the Faith in jail? ” [read more >>]

Edit: rather than put real Catholics in jail using the "Civil Law" as one priest recently suggested. Why not put the bawds, pretenders, interfaith organizers and professional Catholics who are destroying the Faith in jail?

“Catholics who have divorced and remarried civilly, must be offered “support” but cannot be admitted to Holy Communion, the letter said...” [read more >>]

Guidelines letting divorced and remarried Catholics receive Eucharist ‘must be withdrawn’: Vatican – Lifesite News – November 14, 2013

“A letter, written in consultation and with approval from Pope Francis, by Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller, head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, (CDF) said that guidelines issued by the archdiocese of Freiburg “for the pastoral care of separated” [read more >>]

Benedict XVI, Bishop Schneider, and Communion in the hand – National Catholic World Report – November 4, 2013

“It was precisely thanks to this devotion, Bishop Schneider said during his presentation, that his family survived amid unimaginably harsh conditions, fostering and preserving their Catholic Faith...” [read more >>]

Nancy Pelosi Must Be Denied Holy Communion – The Wanderer – September 22, 2013

“By DON FIER (Editor's Note: Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura in Rome, who formerly served as bishop of the Diocese of La Crosse, Wis., and archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Mo., recently spent some time in the United States” [read more >>]

Gay ‘married’ couple denied Communion in Rhode Island parish – Lifesite News – August 13, 2012

“WOONSOCKET, RI, August 13, 2013 ( – Two Rhode Island men were told by their priest that, because of their same-sex “marriage,” he could no longer give them Communion, according to local news reports” [read more >>]

Criticism of an Archbishop: "Some Catholics Show No Faith in the Real Presence of Christ" – Eponymous Flower, August 22, 2013

“(Johannesburg) The South African Archbishop of Johannesburg, Buti Joseph Tlhagale, an Oblate of Mary Immaculate , better known in Germany as Hünfelder Oblaten, expressed shock at the behavior of believers before the Blessed Sacrament” [read more >>]

Liturgical Scandal Before Papal Visit in Brasilia -- Archbishop Wants to Ban Kneeling Communion – The Eponymous Flower – July 17, 2013

“(Brasilia) Shortly before the visit by Pope Francis for World Youth Day in Brazil a liturgical scandal has erupted in the Latin American country. The Archbishop of Cuiabá, Milton Antonio dos Santos, has forbidden the faithful from receiving Communion kneeling in a magisterial letter to his archdiocese. The Real Presence of Christ was never mentioned Archbishop dos Santos in his encyclical of 11 July. Never that the Eucharist is truly the Word of God incarnate...” [read more >>]

A couple notes on today’s DFP article on holy Communion and gay activists, esp in re Fr. Reese – In the Light of the Law – April 8, 2013

“Re Reese’s first comment—and setting aside his transparent attempt to steer the Canon 915 discussion into the voting booth, wherein no one thinks it applies—Reese is commenting on how bishops act whereas I am commenting on how canon law expects bishops and others to act...” [read more >>]

Priest Celebrates “Star Wars” First Communion – Patheos – June 13, 2013

“It wasn’t Darth Vader who gave the blessing to the first communion children. This was personally undertaken by Pastor Christoph Nobs with a bright green laser sword at the celebration of a Star Wars First Communion Mass...” [read more >>]

The Manner of Receiving Holy Communion – Catholic News Agency – June 20, 2013

“How we handle objects says a lot about how we regard them. When looking at fine jewelry, for example, we are mindful to handle the gems carefully. When observing fine works of art, we don’t even touch them at all. When we hold a baby or hug a loved one, we do so gently and with care. The things we handle carefully are usually the things we hold in high esteem...” [read more >>]

Hijacking Communion is very, very serious – In The Light of the Law, June 26, 2013

“The excommunication threatened against those who take the consecrated species for a sacrilegious purpose is latae sententiae (1983 CIC 1367), meaning that the canonical discussion of Brenna Cronin’s action as reported here...” [read more >>]

Vatican Ban on Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion – Sons of the Church – April 12, 2013

“It was whilst discussing Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (hereafter abbreviated EMHCs) with a recent convert to the Catholic faith that I was to realise for the first time the damage to people’s faith that these men and women cause...” [read more >>]

Catholics in the United States Can Kneel Now! Corpus Christi Watershed, Jeff Ostrowski – April 25, 2013

“It seems that Catholics in the United States are now completely free to kneel for the reception of Holy Communion. Any restrictions that existed before 2011 seem to have been removed, according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops...” [read more >>]

Man Refused Hand Communion at Pope Francis' Sunday Mass, 14 April – Kneeling Catholic – April 16th, 2013

“True, if you watch the Mass in its entirety you finally see some priests finally resorting to the '70's style' Communion-any-old-way but, logically thinking, it is likely that these priests are the ones who are not following what they have been instructed to do...” [read more >>]

Church Revolution in Pictures – – November 17, 2012

“Self-serve Communion, a sign for the future - At the Continental Congress of Theology that took place in São Leopoldo, Brazil, from October 8-11, 2012, some precedents were set for the future. ” [read more >>]

Bishop Schneider Says: Communion in the Hand is a Great Wound in the Church – – May 31, 2012

“A reform of the Church is advanced by an end to Communion in the hand and supper tables. Proceedings and Old Liberal committees will play a completely subordinate role.” [read more >>]

‘Artist’ claims to make popsicles from Precious Blood – – May 22, 2012

“An artist and designer who lives in Brooklyn made 100 popsicles out of wine that he claims had been “inadvertently blessed by the priest while turning wine into the blood of Christ during the Eucharist.”” [read more >>]

War Declared on the Blessed Sacrament, Vatican Approved Locked Tabernacles – April 5, 2012 – The Remnant

“The Manner of Receiving Holy Communion...This specifies that Holy Communion is to be received by the Faithful kneeling and on the tongue.” [read more >>]

Communion on the Tongue Should Be Mandatory – April 1, 2012 – Socon or Bust

“The Manner of Receiving Holy Communion...This specifies that Holy Communion is to be received by the Faithful kneeling and on the tongue.” [read more >>]

Cardinal Ranjith: communion on the tongue only and while kneeling is mandatory

“April 3, 2012, Rorate Caeli - As reported last year on Rorate the Archbishop of Colombo in Sri Lanka, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, has restored in his archdiocese the practice of communion on the tongue only and while kneeling.” [read more >>]

Communion Beliefs Vary, Survey Shows - February 29, 1992 – Los Angeles Times

“Washington — Fewer than one-third of Roman Catholics believe that when they receive Communion at Mass they receive the body and blood of Jesus Christ in precisely the way the church teaches, according to a new survey by the Gallup organization.” [read more >>]

Kneelers and Communion Rail Ripped From Conciliar Church of Trent

“March 2, 2012 – (Trent) The church in which part of the Council of Trent (1545-1563) met, was reopened after extensive archeological excavations in (2007-2010) and renovations.” [read more >>]

Is communion on the tongue unsanitary?

“February 25, 2012 - Gloria.TV – News Briefs – As a follow-up to the article published in the Brisbane diocesan paper against the reception of Holy Communion by the faithful kneeling and on the tongue...” [read more >>]

Australian Priests Initiate Worldwide Petition

“January, 2012 - iPetition: Two Australian priests in the Victorian diocese of Sale have initiated a worldwide petition to the Holy Father calling for a return to Holy Communion on the tongue:” [read more >>]

Bishop Follows Pope Benedict’s Example: Kneeling Only

“January 12, 2012 - The Laitytude: (Brasilia) Bishop Msgr Antonio Keller, or German descent...”
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Phoenix bishop reverses ruling on wine for Communion

“The Arizona Republic - November 12, 2011: Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix has backed away from his ban on using consecrated wine for Communion at most Masses, a decision that was originally met with widespread outcry....” [read more >>]

German President and Vice President Receive Communion Unworthily at Papal Mass

“The Eponymous Flower - September 23, 2011: Like two willful schoolboys the President and Vice President of the German Bundestag slipped in to unworthily receive Holy Communion....” [read more >>]

Phoenix Diocese's ban on wine a major change in Mass

“The Arizona Republic - September 23, 2011: The Phoenix Diocese will stop offering consecrated wine for Communion at most Masses, a change considered one of the most fundamental to Roman Catholic Church customs in decades...” [read more >>]

Scottish archbishop tells Catholics not to kneel for communion

“August 30, 2011, CNA/EWTN News - The Archbishop of Glasgow, Scotland has told Catholics in his archdiocese not to kneel to receive communion..."” [read more >>]

Auxiliary Bishop Says Communion In the Hand is a Calvinist Novelty

“The Eponymous Flower - Friday, August 12, 2011: Not Even Martin Luther Would Have Done It; In the last century the Old Liberal Bishops promoted hand Communion. They used a historical lie toward this end....” [read more >>]

Lincoln Parish Rediscovers the Communion Rail

“, August 4, 2011 - The communion rail is a symbolic as well as practical detail in a Church. Symbolically, it can provide a defining line between the “ordinariness” of the of the carpeted aisles and pews and the sacredness of the sanctuary where the altar and tabernacle are most often set...” [read more >>]

Spanish Cardinal recommends that Catholics receive Communion on the tongue

“Catholic News Agency, July 31, 2011: Lima, Peru - Spanish Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera recently recommended that Catholics receive Communion on the tongue, while kneeling.” [read more >>]

Pope Benedict to Catholics: Kneel For Communion

“Pope Benedict XVI does not want the faithful receiving Communion in their hand nor does he want them standing to receive Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. According to Vatican” [read more >>]

Survey: Many Americans Know Little About Religion...

“Forty-five percent of Roman Catholics who participated in the study didn't know that, according to church teaching, the bread and wine used in Holy Communion is not just a symbol, but becomes the body and blood of Christ...” [read more >>]

Pope's master of liturgy helps Benedict restore traditions

“IN ROME On a rainy Christmas Eve, Pope Benedict XVI followed a procession of Swiss guards, bishops and priests down the central nave of St. Peter's Basilica to celebrate midnight Mass before dignitaries and a global television audience.” [read more >>]

Archbishop Suspends Communion in the Hand To Avoid Abuses of Eucharist...

“Rome, Italy, May 11, 2009 (CNA).- The Archbishop of Bologna, Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, has prohibited the reception of communion in the hand in three parishes of his archdiocese and has asked priests to be on the watch for those who may be abusing the Eucharist...” [read more >>]

Liturgical Abuses According to Cardinal Cipriani Thorne – Una Voce Carmel – April 4, 2008

“Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne, Archbishop of Lima and Primate of Peru, influential exponent of the Sacred College and of the Opus Dei, is one of the best experts of the Catholic Church in moral theology and liturgy. And specifically on the topic of the liturgy, so current these days, has gladly accepted to answer the questions from PETRUS...” [read more >>]

Vatican official: Church should reconsider Communion in the hand

“Catholic News Service, January 31, 2008 - VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments said he thinks it is time for the Catholic Church to reconsider its decision to allow the faithful to receive Communion in the hand...” [read more >>]

Pope Benedict Sets the Norm for Receiving Communion

“On the Feast of Corpus Christi, a number of Catholic commentators took note that those who approached Pope Benedict XVI to receive Holy Communion knelt and received the Host on the tongue...” [read more >>]

Bishop Calls For Reverence, Awe, Kneeling And Receiving On Tongue

“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, said a bishop writing in the Vatican newspaper. ” [read more >>]

Cardinal Arinze Highlights Abuses Of Communion In The Hand

“The Catholic News Agency, October 4, 2005 - The interventions of the Prelates present at the synod during the first general congregations of the Synod on the Eucharist, indicated their concern of the trivialization of the sacrament within ecclesial communities.” [read more >>]

Synod of Bishops Discusses Communion In The Hand

“It was not listed as a topic for discussion, but the question of Communion in the hand versus Communion on the tongue received attention at the Synod of Bishops on the...” [read more >>]

Pope ‘does not object’ to Communion in the hand, Encourages "On the tongue, kneeling, out of respect..."

“Pope Benedict has said in a new book that he is not opposed to the practice of receiving Communion in the hand. However he goes on to explain that he wants to encourage the reception of Communion on the tongue, kneeling, out of respect for the Real Presence in the Sacrament.” [read more >>]

Bishops Vote to Ask Vatican to Permit Communion in Hand, Washington, DC, June 2, 1977 (UPI)

“Roman Catholic bishops in the United States have voted to petition the Vatican to permit the practice of receiving communion in the hand in this country. ” [read more >>]