Monday, August 3, 2009

Communion Rail Back In Style?

At the name of Jesus every name should bend… and now they will! Pope Benedict has been working to return the reverence surrounding the Eucharist. Cardinal Llovera, the new prefect for the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments said: "It is the mission of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Sacraments to work to promote Pope Benedict's emphasis on the traditional practices of liturgy, such as reception of Communion on the tongue while kneeling." By making the faithful kneel for the reception of the Eucharist the priest will be able lower the number of liturgical abuses that occur. A major problem that has been growing is the lack of faith in the Eucharist, and moving to reverent reception of Communion is hoped to help boost the belief in faithful. New Blaze

Catholic Femina Speaks: There are too many liturgical abuses that cannot be stopped when there are dozens of Eucharistic ministers in every direction. People race through Communion like ants try to get back to their pew. The faithful have difficulty realizing that Jesus is present when they are passing by the Communion line like the ice cream stand. The problem that needs to be taken up now, are the modern churches that are not inductive to reverence and more concerned about stadium seating and lighting. The Communion rail has been missing for a long time… but we might see the revival soon.


  1. Well put. There should be more reverence. Even a proper bow before accepting the Host would be a step in the right direction.