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  • Tokyo Priests Deny Holy Communion for Kneeling (Catholic Caucus)

    03/31/2016 4:04:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies ^ | March 31, 2016 | Bradley Eli, M.Div., MA.Th.
    TOKYO ( - Parishioners have been warned by two priests at a parish in Tokyo not to kneel for Holy Communion. In so doing, they're knowingly opposing the directives from Rome and from their own bishops' conference. The parishioners informed that they're too scared to kneel. One parishioner, Neil Day, said: The situation is extremely volatile. If anyone kneels in front of either Fr. Grimm or Fr. Russell, they will be refused. The reactions of these two priests tends to be extremely rude where Fr. Grimm actually physically grabbed a woman by the arm to try and force her...
  • Bergoglio, the Man who Never Kneels Before God

    12/02/2015 10:23:06 AM PST · by ebb tide · 59 replies
    Rotate Caeli ^ | 12/02/15 | Antonio Socci
    It's now starting to get very depressing, even disquieting.... Bergoglio never kneels in front of the Eucharist during Mass. He doesn't kneel or, at any rate, doesn't remain on his knees during Eucharist Adoration; the image of him standing in front of the Blessed Sacrament at the end of the Corpus Domini procession (which he didn't take part in) is unforgettable. Now even the opening ceremony of the Holy Door, for the beginning of the Jubilee-- is embarrassing! See for yourselves what happened today!
  • What Does GIRM 160 for the USA Really Say? (Communion posture) [Catholic Caucus]

    07/02/2011 8:42:07 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies ^ | 24 June 2011 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    What Does GIRM 160 for the USA Really Say? Posted on 24 June 2011 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf  When the new English translation of the Roman Missal is released, it will sport a new translation of the GIRM, the General Institution/Instruction of the Roman Missal.There are, of course, adaptations for the USA and other Anglophone regions.As it happens, the Congregation for Divine Worship has … tweaked some items.  I am sure this was to harmonize the language of the GIRM with the language of the rest of the Roman Missal.  However, tweaks may have been tweaked for other reasons.For example,...
  • Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God - Mary, Full of Grace

    12/31/2007 11:46:28 AM PST · by NYer · 112 replies · 1,736+ views
    Boston Catholic Journal ^ | December 31, 2007
    "Grace", we are taught by Holy Mother Church, "is a participation in the life of God" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, §1997) – and Mary, the Angel Gabriel declares, is filled with it! Filled with the life of God, participating in the life of God as no other human being in history. She alone is full of grace, she alone participates consummately in the life of God – even before she bore His Son.Why? Because she was to bear His Son. It was from Mary that Jesus took His Sacred Humanity. It was from Mary that He took His...
  • Vatican official: Kneeling expresses meeting Jesus in the Eucharist

    07/25/2006 11:13:18 AM PDT · by FJ290 · 115 replies · 1,169+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | July 25, 2006 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Kneeling during the consecration at Mass is the most appropriate way to express the fact that in the Eucharist one meets Jesus, who was bowed down by the weight of human sin, said an article by a Vatican official. "The Lord lowered himself to the point of death on the cross in order to encounter sinful man, freeing him from sin," said the brief article published in "Notitiae," the bulletin of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments. "If the Eucharist represents the sacramental memorial of the death and resurrection of the Lord, it seems...
  • KNEELING OR STANDING ARE NOT ‘MORTAL SINS’ Father Martin Tran Clarifies LA TIMES article

    05/31/2006 10:45:55 PM PDT · by gubamyster · 9 replies · 528+ views
    KNEELING OR STANDING ARE NOT ‘MORTAL SINS’ Father Martin Tran Clarifies LA TIMES article The LA TIMES, Sunday, May 28, 2006, story about the liturgical practices at St. Mary’s by the Sea stated that the determination of some parishioners to kneel during the Agnus Dei at Mass was a ‘mortal sin’ because it violated the liturgical norm (to stand) of the province of the USCCB Region XI (CA, Hawaii and Nevada) The LA TIMES article quoted from Fr. Martin Tran’s weekly bulletin column in which he addressed the issue of respect for the general liturgical norms and practices of the...
  • More on Kneeling as the Catholic Response to the Eucharistic Presence

    03/15/2005 11:41:33 AM PST · by Cato1 · 4 replies · 132+ views
    sflatinmass blog ^ | March 2005 | Sflatinmass
    More on Kneeling as the Catholic Response to the presence of the Holy Eucharist See article on Kneeling and genuflect At St. Ignatius this weekend I was gratified that the priest invited people to kneel before the Holy and Blessed Eucharist at the Ecce Agnus Dei. This is a change and I think it may be an implementation of the new regulations in the Diocese. I remember a conversation with the Pastor, who is a great Priest, regarding this topic and he told me that the Diocese had said it a person could kneel or not. Well that must have...
  • Knees to love Christ

    03/05/2005 2:56:44 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 125 replies · 3,015+ views
    Diocese of Phoenix ^ | Bishop Olmsted
    Part One of Two Knees symbolize both strength and humility. Athletes use strong knees to run for touchdowns in football and to block shots and to slam-dunk in basketball. Knees also bend in adoration of the Eucharistic King and in recognition of the grandeur and majesty of the Most High God. Already in Biblical times, knees were a symbol of humility and strength. To bend one’s knee before God was a profound act of worship; it stated boldly yet simply that God is the source of all power and that the one on bended knee is ready to place his...
  • Kneeling and Faith in the Eucharist

    01/02/2005 6:03:33 PM PST · by No_Outcome_But_Victory · 19 replies · 716+ views
    EWTN ^ | September 1994 | Regis Scanlon
    KNEELING AND FAITH IN THE EUCHARIST by Regis Scanlon Seminarians and lay people (including converts) from various parts of the United States have mentioned to me over the past two years that they have been directed, and in some cases even coerced, into standing at the Consecration of the Mass by bishops, seminary rectors, pastors, directors of RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) and coordinators of religious education. They have also been to stand during the Consecration by laity, who refused to give them the communion kiss of peace, because they knelt when everyone else stood. The reasons given...
  • Kneeling for Communion-Vanity

    03/27/2004 9:00:25 PM PST · by dsc · 48 replies · 148+ views
    dsc | 28 March 2004 | dsc
    I don’t write “vanities” often, if ever. I think this might be a justifiable occasion. If there is widespread disagreement, I will ask the moderator to zap it. Today’s Mass was concelebrated by Father R. I believe he’s French. On one occasion several months ago, my daughter knelt to receive communion, and he made her stand. I was so shocked, I didn’t say or do anything. In the intervening months, I have been studying, thinking, discussing, and praying about this issue. When I saw him at Mass today, I offered my lack of wisdom to Our Lord and asked Him,...
  • Kneeling, Standing Tear Parish Apart

    08/28/2003 2:00:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 119 replies · 467+ views
    San Diego News Notes ^ | July, 2003 | Robert Kumpel
    Kneeling, Standing Tear Parish Apart Whose Authority Final in Fallbrook? By Robert Kumpel In a struggle to remain faithful to the Church, some parishioners at St. Peter's parish in Fallbrook are feeling more isolated than ever. Since February, Father Bud Kaicher and his associate Father Bernard Rapp have insisted that parishioners stand before the end of the Eucharistic Prayer. One Tuesday in early February, visiting priest Father Mel Young asked at morning Mass that people would not kneel or genuflect when receiving communion because a new General Instruction for the Roman Missal was about to be released which forbade such...
  • An Appeal to Bishop Brunett

    08/01/2003 11:49:58 PM PDT · by ultima ratio · 14 replies · 81+ views
    Seattle Catholic ^ | August 1, 2003 | Erven E. Park
    An Appeal to Archbishop Brunett by Erven E. Park Original Sent: July 3, 2003 St. Thomas Apostle TO: His Excellency Archbishop Alex Brunett 910 Marion St. Seattle, WA 98104 REGARDS: ROME - The Holy See: "Let your people kneel." Your Excellency, Greetings in our Lord Jesus, especially in gratitude of His Real Presence for His faithful in the most Holy Eucharist. The Real Presence of Jesus before whom it is commanded: "every knee should bend, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth." Philippians 2: 10. It is not our wish to impinge upon your time,...
  • At the name of Jesus

    05/03/2003 2:04:27 PM PDT · by ultima ratio · 7 replies · 122+ views
    Seattle Catholic ^ | May 2, 2003 | Alexis Bugnolo
    At the Name of Jesus by Br. Alexis Bugnolo No doubt to many Catholics today, receiving Communion while kneeling is just another pious custom without much value and certainly not in any manner obligatory or important today. And yet the truth is that this pious custom touches upon some very central tenets of the Catholic Faith which are most essential and inalienable to the Church. Let us, then, go in search for the roots of this Ecclesiastical Tradition to understand in a more informed manner the importance it had throughout the whole Church just 50 years ago. Moses and the...

    10/31/2002 5:08:07 PM PST · by NYer · 39 replies · 204+ views
    Catholic News Service ^ | October 31, 2002
    Standing during the eucharistic prayer at Mass in U.S. dioceses is permitted "only on exceptional and extraordinary occasions ... and never on a regular basis," the U.S. bishops' Committee on Liturgy said in its latest newsletter. The committee's September newsletter, made public in mid-October, said "the only licit posture" during the eucharistic prayer is kneeling, unless Catholics "are prevented on occasion from kneeling due to 'health, lack of space, the large number of people present, or some other good reason.'" The newsletter was quoting from the General Instruction of the Roman Missal. The determination of what is a "good reason"...

    10/10/2002 6:17:10 PM PDT · by Flying Circus · 41 replies · 354+ views ^ | Oct. 10, 2002
    PRIEST REFUSES COMMUNION TO KNEELING PRO-LIFE POLITICIAN Calls Pro-Life Delegate a "Conservative Idiot" ARLINGTON, VA, October 10, 2002 ( - Honorable Richard Black, member of the Virginia House of Delegates and a heroic defender of life and family in the state legislature, was refused Holy Communion at Arlington's St. Thomas More Cathedral. On September 22, the Cathedral Rector, Fr. Dominic Irace refused to give Communion to Delegate Black since Black was kneeling to receive. Fr. Irace told him he must stand to receive but Black chose to rather to genuflect and withdraw. In a letter of concern to Arlington Bishop...