Sunday, August 23, 2009

[TUES 25 AUG UPDATE] An Invitation to Life Teen President Randy Raus to join our crusade!

(or at least break the American 'gag rule') [(TUES.) My source's have it that President Raus visited the K. C. site twice yesterday, 24th. Let's hope and pray that he is contemplating how to respond to the Pope's humble example!!]
Dear President Raus,

Thanks for your prompt response! I posted it on my blog (with one comment of my own....http://kneelingcatholic.blogspot.com/)


I am including a portion of a 'Catholic News Service' article from last year which wherein the master of papal ceremonies announced the requirement to kneel for Communion, and a bunch of video links, including some from WYD last year. It has been in force for well over a year.

There does seem to be some sort of 'gag rule' for American Catholic leaders with regards to even mentioning the Holy Father's humble example!

If I may I would like to pose a question to you, i.e.:

Do you see the Pope's use of kneeler to distribute Holy Communion as something meaningful? and if so, what do you see as its meaning?

Thanks!

K.C.


>>>>(CNS) Vatican: Receiving Eucharist kneeling will be norm at papal liturgies

[http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0803381.htm]

By Carol GlatzCatholic News Service
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Receiving the Eucharist on the tongue while kneeling before the pope will become the norm at papal liturgies, said the Vatican's liturgist.While current norms allow the faithful to receive the Eucharist in the hand while standing, Pope Benedict XVI has indicated a preference for the more traditional practice, said Msgr. Guido Marini, master of papal liturgical ceremonies.
Kneeling and receiving Communion on the tongue highlights
"the truth of the real presence (of Christ) in the Eucharist, helps the devotion of the faithful and introduces the sense of mystery more easily," he said in a June 26 interview with the Vatican newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano.Pastorally speaking, he said "it is urgent to highlight and recover" these aspects of the sacredness and mystery of the Eucharist in modern times....<<<<

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