Some have begun to ignore the Blessed Sacrament. They do not genuflect to the Blessed Sacrament and do not kneel in adoration when they come into church.
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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Guidelines letting divorced and remarried Catholics receive Eucharist ‘must be withdrawn’: Vatican – Lifesite News – November 14, 2013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 >>]