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On another thread, the issue of sola scriptura is being argued. The RC's claim tradition carries weight, and in some cases trumps Scripture. In this case, "kneeling" now violates the "traditions" of the RC Church, and is therefore forbidden! Absurd in my mind, heart, and practice. "Kneeling" is a time honored act of contrition and devotion. To "outlaw", or "out-tradition" it is ridiculous!
29 posted on 10/11/2002 3:24:37 PM PDT by LiteKeeper
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To: LiteKeeper
The RC's claim tradition carries weight, and in some cases trumps Scripture. In this case, "kneeling" now violates the "traditions" of the RC Church, and is therefore forbidden!

It's not forbidden. It's just not recommended.

If you want to look at "Tradition," standing was the customary posture for reception of the Eucharist for the first millenium and some.

So, kneeling was an "innovation," and standing is reverting to the ancient practice.

30 posted on 10/11/2002 3:43:43 PM PDT by sinkspur
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On another thread, the issue of sola scriptura is being argued. The RC's claim tradition carries weight, and in some cases trumps Scripture.

100% BS. Tradition no more trumps scripture than scripture trumps Tradition. In the Catholic Church there are two types of tradition. Small t tradition is usually the practices that the church has encouraged through canon law as matters of discipline. Sacred Tradition is a part of the Apostolic deposit of faith and is the source of Scripture. Scripture is a part of Sacred Tradition, it is not the totality of it as Sola Scriptura holds. Saying that Scripture conflicts with Tradition is like saying Scripture conflicts with itself: only true because the language, the context and symbolism of scripture has been obscured by time and by the reader's understanding.

In this case, "kneeling" now violates the "traditions" of the RC Church, and is therefore forbidden!

Buzz. Wrong on both counts. Kneeling is a part of small t tradition to show a proper respect for God. Kneeling at communion is part of the recognition that the very flesh of Christ is there before us. Kneeling is not forbidden in the church, to the contrary, it is REQUIRED by the Roman Missal. Bishops and priests in this country are wrong in their attempts to ban the practice. What makes this story so disgusting is how far out-of-line this priest is in his actions. The Mr Black had every right to receive Communion on his knees, both his posture and his conscience were probably much better than most of those Irace would be proud to give communion to.

33 posted on 10/11/2002 5:20:13 PM PDT by Flying Circus
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