Thursday, 26 June 2008

Cardinal Arinze on kneeling for communion

In this Youtube video we hear Cardinal Arinze affirming the rights of the laity to receive communion kneeling down on the tongue. This is a subject that is particularly dear to me, as I remember all too well the trouble I had doing so in my teenage years. I had been told that this was forbidden on the spurious grounds that 'the mass is a meal and the Eucharist is a sign of unity, so everyone should receive it standing in their hands.' If only Rome had spoken out fifteen years ago, it would have save me a great deal!

Acknowledgements to Catholic Rights.

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