A midwestern parish has been quietly witnessing for 10 years!
from the Catholic Online Forum
>>>Well now, in our old Church here in the Midwest, we had Communion Rails... that weren't being used for Communion. And our Pastor a while back (some 10 years) wanted to start using them again, he mentioned it from the Pulpit one Sunday, and started it the following week. Everyone knelt for Communion; most received it on the tongue, a few in the hand... this practice still goes on at our Masses, with three new Pastors since the one that started it. Not only for First Communion, but for all Masses... with very warm reception, even by visitors to our parish services. We here, are also a growing parish, seems a lot of us Catholic's (old and young alike) see it as "all due reverence" when receiving Communion.>>>>
Irreverence of the past 40 years did not come 'from the people' it was imposed on them by good old fashioned clericalism. Therefore there was no protest when the priest dared to say the obvious, just quiet relief. K. C. has said it before, but it bears repeating: Sheep like shepherding!! Where is Don Camillo?