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Papal Midnight Mass With No Communion in The Hand
What Does The Prayer Really Say ^ | 12/24/10 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Posted on 12/26/2010 6:42:56 AM PST by marshmallow

I was not able to watch all of the Papal Mass in the Vatican Basilica, but I have started to get interesting emails about something people noticed.

Among them was this email from a priest in Rome:

In a change to former practice, those distributing Holy Communion at the Holy Father’s Mass tonight were told that ‘at all Papal Masses Communion is to be given only on the tongue.’ The usual statement that Prelates receive in the same way as the Laity remained. thought you might be interested.

Yes, indeed.

One of the emails from people watched the Mass said:

Did you notice that during the communion of the faithful during Pope Benedict’s Midnight Mass at least one priest refused to give Holy Communion on the hand? Instead, the security guard near this priest motioned for each communicant to receive on the tongue. If the communicants didn’t get the hint, the priest still did not give them the Host in the hand, but rather held It near their mouth until they finally understood. Some of the people looked very surprised when they held their hands out and didn’t get the Host.

This was apparently noticeble during the broadcast.

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1 posted on 12/26/2010 6:42:58 AM PST by marshmallow
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2 posted on 12/26/2010 6:46:13 AM PST by narses ( 'Prefer nothing to the love of Christ.')
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To: narses

I just finished reading this and then saw your ping. Great story!


3 posted on 12/26/2010 6:49:35 AM PST by Judith Anne (Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: marshmallow

Awesome, and, as it should be. In the hand is not reverent enough, and it’s origin was, IIRC, heretical. Even the American branch of the Roman Catholic Church should disallow it, but that’s my silly opinion.


4 posted on 12/26/2010 7:04:25 AM PST by sayuncledave (A cruce salus)
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To: sayuncledave

Heretical?


5 posted on 12/26/2010 7:14:52 AM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: sayuncledave

Does this mean that we can soon expect the return of indulgences?


6 posted on 12/26/2010 7:19:22 AM PST by Melchior
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To: Melchior

True indulgences never left.


7 posted on 12/26/2010 7:22:32 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: marshmallow
As usual what people saw what they wanted to see. Thank God, because of technology, we don't have to depend on "witnesses" accounts!

Here is a Youtube evidence that shows without any doubt that, while some priests refused to give in the hand, others (to the right) were placing the Hosts into the hands.

Another "eyewitness" account debunked.

8 posted on 12/26/2010 8:10:09 AM PST by kosta50 (God is tired of repenting -- Jeremiah 15:6, KJV)
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To: kosta50

I have heard rumors that Communion will soon be given by mouth only.

I like it.


9 posted on 12/26/2010 8:56:45 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Melchior

Melchior, there are plenary and partial indulgences, and have been for many more years than either you or I have been alive. If you’re trying to make a none-too-veiled allusion to something related to, say 95 “theses,” I’d have to say that I didn’t think that you leaned that way.

Seriously, Holy Communion on the tongue is more appropriate and reverent. Considering the ever-present Catholic belief that the Holy Eucharist is Our Lord, body, blood, soul and divinity, whyever would we not want to be reverent?

I suggest that you spend 30 seconds googling the Church’s position on the profanation that occurs should the host be dropped.

We who believe, “And whilst they were at supper, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke: and gave to his disciples, and said: Take ye, and eat. This is my body. And taking the chalice, he gave thanks, and gave to them, saying: Drink ye all of this. For this is my blood of the new testament, which shall be shed for many unto remission of sins.” take it very seriously, as well as literally.


10 posted on 12/26/2010 9:25:08 AM PST by sayuncledave (A cruce salus)
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To: marshmallow

I seen both in my church Marshmallow

I prefer by hand that just me


11 posted on 12/26/2010 9:50:33 AM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: marshmallow

http://www.communion-in-the-hand.org/


12 posted on 12/26/2010 10:34:34 AM PST by Brian Kopp DPM (Liberalism is infecund.)
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To: SevenofNine

A few years back while getting ready for Mass and our water pipes broke and they had to turn the water off. Now all I will say is I needed to wash my hands to be ready to go out and couldn’t. Then I remembered we had a gallon of water in a jug in the kitchen closet, so I was able to freshen up. But since I received communion in the hand I had decided if I couldn’t freshen up I was not going to receive our Lord’s body by hand and would received Holy Communion on the tongue, even though everything worked out from that point on I started receiving Holy Communion on the tongue. After that I just started looking at receiving differently than before.


13 posted on 12/26/2010 11:19:35 AM PST by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: marshmallow

Very interesting. Thanks for posting.


14 posted on 12/26/2010 11:41:36 AM PST by onedoug
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To: sayuncledave

And at the last supper did Christ place the bread in each disciple’s mouth?


15 posted on 12/26/2010 3:10:03 PM PST by Melchior
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To: Melchior
And at the last supper did Christ place the bread in each disciple’s mouth?

Well, it's still pretty customary among Middle Easterners, both Israeli and Arab . . . not a modern American custom, though . . .

16 posted on 12/26/2010 3:21:52 PM PST by maryz
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To: marshmallow
I only take communion from the priest.

I think it is a disgrace that other people are allowed to give it out.

17 posted on 12/26/2010 3:29:39 PM PST by mickie
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To: marshmallow
I only take communion from the priest.

I think it is a disgrace that other people are allowed to give it out.

18 posted on 12/26/2010 3:29:51 PM PST by mickie
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To: Melchior

Did you not understand the context which was given, for the Catholic belief, as stated? To answer your attempted retort directly, I wasn’t there. Not quite that old. If all you’re after is mockery, I can’t help you. If you’re genuinely seeking knowledge, I gave you the keys to the car. You’ll need to figure out how to use them yourself. Sincerely, here’s a great place to find out more about what Catholics truly believe:
http://www.fisheaters.com/responses.html
Other than that, I have kids to raise, and more fun than to spend a Sunday night than just responding to you. God Bless.


19 posted on 12/26/2010 4:21:29 PM PST by sayuncledave (A cruce salus)
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To: sayuncledave

So the first communion was in hand.


20 posted on 12/26/2010 4:53:47 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: marshmallow

**No Communion in The Hand**

I long for this to happen everywhere. If you want proof — ask the sacristan for a non-consecrated host and have him or her put it into your black-gloved-hand. Then pick it up and see all the tiny fragments that remain on your black-gloved-hand. You will never receive Holy Communion in your hand again!!

Don’t believe me? Try it! But not with a consecrated host!!


21 posted on 12/26/2010 9:22:41 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: SevenofNine

You need to try this. You will never receive the Lord in your hand again!!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2647674/posts?page=21#21


22 posted on 12/26/2010 9:24:39 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Melchior

“And at the last supper did Christ place the bread in each disciple’s mouth?”

We have no way of knowing exactly how he did it. HOWEVER, the question is moot, as the apostles were all priests.


23 posted on 12/27/2010 10:31:00 AM PST by verdugo
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To: Mmogamer
St. Thomas Aquinas, one of the greatest minds the Church has ever known, writes the following regarding the Blessed Sacrament: "Secondly, because the priest is the appointed intermediary between God and the people, hence as it belongs to him to offer the people's gifts to God, so it belongs to him to deliver the consecrated gifts to the people. Thirdly, because out of reverence towards this sacrament [the Blessed Sacrament], nothing touches it but what is consecrated, hence the corporal and the chalice are consecrated, and likewise the priest's hands, for touching this sacrament. Hence it is not lawful for anyone to touch it, except from necessity, for instance if it were to fall upon the ground, or else in some other case of urgency" (SummaTheologica, III, Q. 82, Art. 13).
24 posted on 12/27/2010 10:36:25 AM PST by verdugo
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To: verdugo
Communion in the hand, for the laity, is sacrilege!

There is an interesting working principle in Scripture. As a punishment for your sin, God will allow you to pursue, and be condemned by, what you sinfully desire. ... so God allowed them to do so, as a witness and judgment against them. He would allow those who would interpret Church teachings contrary to nineteen centuries of established Catholic practice, to lead themselves into sin, and ultimately into God's judgment.

25 posted on 12/27/2010 11:04:02 AM PST by verdugo
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To: verdugo

I was unaware that the term “priest” (which I suppose was the term used for Caiaphas, and the leaders of the Sanhedrin) was used in the Bible to describe the Apostles.


26 posted on 12/27/2010 11:06:16 AM PST by Melchior
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To: Melchior

re: I was unaware that .... was used in the Bible

You must be a Protestant. Many terms and teachings are not mentioned in the bible. In fact, what books constitiute the bible, are not in the bible. Neither is the term Holy Trinity. The apostles were the first bishops of the Catholic Church.


27 posted on 12/27/2010 12:40:09 PM PST by verdugo
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