Here’s a Good Question:

“Pope Benedict XVI has already made a start by showing us that Holy Communion should only be received kneeling and on the tongue. When will the Catholic world begin following Peter’s lead?”

The answer to that is when those in leadership position will have the humility and courage to admit that they are – and have been – wrong in not only tolerating, but actually practicing and promoting the abuses mentioned; that is, when bishops, priests, Religious Directors, liturgical co-ordinators, etc., start setting the good example in following the lead of the Holy Father.

I once mentioned to a parish priest the experiment done by which hosts were placed on the palm of someone wearing black gloves, and that even when carefully picked up, there remained visible particles of the host on that glove.  He didn’t even bat an eyelid.  If  the pastor does not care, why should any of the people in the pews? If the pastor does not care, those who work under him and who consider themselves of importance in the running of the parish, are given the green light to continue undermining the Faith of all those poor children in their CCD programs, just like they have been doing for the past 30 years.

Those who do care, eventually drift away to find the nearest TLM.

I’m not holding my breath. If they held in disdain Memoriale Domini; if they equally ignored Memoriale Domini,  why would they now want to follow a mere example, an example which does not suit the fancy of their humanistic and contemporary praxis of worship?

It would take a tremendous amount of courage for a pastor to address this issue from the pulpit, and to instruct the faithful to kneel and receive on the tongue.  I just don’t see that happening.

About ihmprayforme

lifelong Catholic; homeschooled our children; have been regularly attending the Tridentine Mass for at least the past 17 years.
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