Saturday, October 29, 2011

More on restricting communion under both kinds

Earlier this month I posted about the decisions in the dioceses of Phoenix, AZ and Madison, WI to place restrictions on when and under what circumstances all of the faithful, lay and ordained, may receive communion from the chalice in addition to receiving the host. Initially, the justifications given had something to do with the expiration of an indult that expired in 2005 and was not renewed. My post was about what that meant, which did not seem to be a valid basis for the decisions.


Deacon Greg, over at The Bench today, under the seemingly appropriate heading, Oops, posted this short quote from the Diocese of Madison: "The reports from the Phoenix Diocese concerning the expiration of an indult regarding Communion under both kinds seem to have been mistaken…" Deacon Greg goes on to note that the diocese still plans to restrict communion under both kinds, employing a different rationale.

4 comments:

  1. "Deacon Greg goes on to note that the diocese still plans to restrict communion under both kinds, employing a different rationale."

    *&*&!

    Okay, taking a breath here.

    This is just sad.

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  2. As I noted in my first post on the subject, the GIRM allows diocesan bishops to place such restrictions on reception of communion. While abandoning the initial rationale certainly does nothing to promote confidence, I am willing to accept that Bishops Olmsted and Morlino have good pastoral reasons for placing such a restriction. I was curious to learn that Bp Morlino felt that the Blessed Sacrament was routinely profaned in his diocese.

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  3. "Routinely profaned?" Wow. That is awful to contemplate. I wonder what is going on? Prayers up.

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