Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Rome wants please do it for the Feast of Corpus Christi

And ever afterwards. I am referring, of course, to the reception of the Body of Christ on the tongue and kneeling.

The Bishops of England and Wales may say one thing but the message from Rome and the Holy Father is loud and clear - "do it"

My thanks to Fr Simon Henry for his excellent post on the subject which you may read at Offerimus Tibi Domine


  1. As an Eastern Rite Catholic, I will follow the ancient and venerable tradition of our Church by standing to receive Communion even though I will attend a Latin Rite parish.

    I'm really quite tired of Latin Rite Catholic bloggers insinuating that kneeling to receive is more reverential than standing. It is an insult which shows a lack of understanding of the true catholicity of Church.

  2. Chris - this is a Roman Catholic blog. Kneeling to receive Almighty God seems most reverent to me. You must do according to your rite as I do according to mine.
    If you feel threatened by the Roman view that is something that you must think about.

  3. Chris, kneeling is more respectful in our liturgical tradition. I realize that the East doesn't allow any kneeling during the liturgy on Sundays, because that is the most respectful thing for you. I understand that, but within the Latin Church I think it is best for us to kneel. However, the Easterners should stand up, loud and proud!