Sisters and brothers, as of May 7th, ewtn had already weighed in with regards to Bishops taking it upon themselves to ban Communion on the tongue [[and defy the CDWDS' own 2004 Redemptionis Sacramentum]] ...
...>>>>Swine Flu and Communion on the TongueQuestion ...on 5/3/2009: Does an Archbishop have the authority to mandate that all Catholics must receive Holy Communion in the hand as opposed to the tongue due to the Swine Flu scare. Thank-you, -Marie
...>>>>[Since Father Mark Gantley copyrighted his response from May 7th , I will not print it verbatim. He does say unequivocally that an archbishop has no right to forbid Communion on the tongue Just in case anyone is wondering. Father Gantley wrote this after several bishops had already gone and banned Communion on the tongue- to include our own Bishop Edmund Carmody of Corpus Christi Diocese]
... Please pray!