Monday, April 14, 2014

MSGR Marini's Influence Strengthened, hand Communion is suppressed in Papal Liturgy

Pope Francis has renewed MSGR M  as the Papal MC. 

The Pope's Palm Sunday Mass certainly reflected a more Catholic, Universal, Latin (CREDO, PATER NOSTER, etc.) Liturgy.  It  was beautiful, but even more beautiful were the gentle reminders which were being given to communicants to receive on the tongue!  (see, e.g., 1H: 58m: 45 sec; or 2h; 11m: 32-38s)

Traditionalists and all of you who long for solemnity, do not lose heart!  PIERO Marini, the one everyone was certain would be transforming our Liturgy,  will not be joining the CDW and has been instead sent to work with Eastern Catholics.  I doubt ARCHBSHP Piero M's liturgical ideas are going to fly very high in the lands of ad orientem worship!  Meanwhile, MSGR Guido Marini is conducting his own Eucharistic Reverence Campaign and now he is certain of the Holy Father's backing! 


everyone who visits here is so shy!  hardly any comments...

This same video was discussed over at you are for your edification....

A wholesome recent(?) innovation under Pope Francis at papal Masses, likely at Msgr. Marini’s instruction and in continuity with Pope Benedict–is encouragement of proper reception on the tongue (rather than on the hands). Check the video
around 1H: 58m: 45 sec (instruction) and 2h; 11m: 32-38s (implementation).
  • #20 by Stanislaus Kosala on April 15, 2014 - 9:29 am
    @Anthony Ruff, OSB – comment #18:
    1,3,5,6,7,8 were not done under John Paul II nor in the first years of Benedict XVI. I’m positive of that.
  • #21 by Fr. Jack Feehily on April 15, 2014 - 1:12 pm
    I want to know what authority the guy with the umbrella had to indicate to the priest how to distribute Communion. Looked like bullying to me. Either manner of receiving HC is reverent and licit. The notion that the tongue is somehow purer than the hand is indefensible. From the mouth people can hurl epithets and judgments at others. And from it can emerge cursing and foul speech. This is simply another way of expressing the superiority of the ordained. “We take it in our sacred hands, while lacking sacred hands you must receive it on the tongue.”
    Perhaps we should innovate an anointing of the hands of the laity to emphasize their priestly character. Why couldn’t the anointing following baptism be applied to the hands as well as the head?
  • #22 by Fritz Bauerschmidt on April 15, 2014 - 2:24 pm
    @Fr. Jack Feehily – comment #21:
    From what I have heard, the mandating of communion on the tongue at the Vatican arose not out of the idea that it was more pure or reverent but because of people taking consecrated hosts home with them as souvenirs.
  • #23 by Reyanna Rice on April 15, 2014 - 2:51 pm
    @Fritz Bauerschmidt – comment #22:
    If you watch closely however, you see it is not a hard and fast rule. Many of the priests fanning out in the square to distribute communion do give it into the hand. BTW, when I watched this Sunday’s liturgy, I was dismayed when I watched a young teenage boy, maybe 13 or 14 approach to receive. He was holding his hands correctly and reverently but what looked like another priest standing by reached out and rather forcefully batted the kids hands down. He looked so startled and scared. He again reached up his hands but the priest giving out the hosts kind of shoved his hand forward towards the boy’s mouth. What kind of message was sent to this young man? What kind of message to non-Catholics, nonbelievers does this send? Granted that maybe those so described may be small in number but bad behavior, and this was BAD behavior in the part of these two priests has a way of making it into the general conversation. I have taken the time to write Papa Francesco but doubt the letter gets to him, but I felt I had to say something to somebody.
  • #24 by Joe Bonesto on April 15, 2014 - 2:58 pm
    @Fr. Jack Feehily – comment #21:
    So what are we supposed to do with It once we have it in our hands, Fr.? Can’t put it in our own mouths–too foul.
    The whole “my hands are a holy as any d*** priest’s” idea is confusing to me. Those are Christ’s hands we’re talking about. He is the only one who can confect the Eucharist.
  • #25 by Henry Edwards on April 15, 2014 - 3:09 pm
    @Fr. Jack Feehily – comment #21:
    It appeared to me that he was indicating not to the priest, but to the people there, that they should receive in the tongue. At any rate, a priest back from a visit to Rome recently said that when the priests who would distribute communion were assembled in advance, they were given instructions to give only on the tongue, but in some groups only in Italian, which many of the visiting priests (from countries with an indult permitting distribution on the hands) didn’t understand. Thus you still see some unintended diversity in the manner of reception in these Vatican Masses.


    1 comment:

    1. Glad your blog is still up, another thing to notice besides the COTT is the dead silence of the faithful during the same mentioned time period.