To touch the sacred species and to distribute them with their own hands is a privilege of the ordained...
Receiving Holy Communion

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Receive Holy Communion reverently on your tongue and, if possible, kneeling.  Never accept Holy Communion in your hand. No priest in the world has the right to deny communion on the tongue.

Avoid receiving Holy Communion from "extraordinary ministers" except, possibly, in extraordinary times - which seldom occur. The example you set will encourage more and more people to reject this unfortunate Indult.

If you agree that communion-in-the-hand is a grave error, please tell the world!
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