Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The Majesty of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament

"As a bishop I cannot be silent". The auxiliary bishop of Karaganda in Kazakhstan has spoken with Gloria.TV about his new book "Dominus est" in which he sharply criticises the practice of communion in the hand.


Mel said...

God Bless the Bishop for having the fortitude to speak out against the sacrilege of Communion in the hand. From Mel Kesser

Yes said...

Why can’t we return to what was before and what worked so well in this regard?

It can be done. A town in which I previously lived had a priest, who with the permission of the Ordinary of the Diocese, put altar railings back in the church. In addition, he made much better use of the paten for protecting the Sacred Host if it should fall. While never refusing “communion in the hand”, this same priest has re-engendered such respect for the Blessed Sacrament I would venture a guess that many, if not most parishioners, receive(d) communion on the tongue. Concomitantly, this priest has few problems getting altar servers to help with communion --perhaps because he has opted to have only boys as servers.

gouraige said...

It has always bothered me to watch people going up for communion without showing reverence for our lord. I ask myself have they washed their hands, what about the particles that are left in the hands from handling the Eucharist, what are they thinking? how does one purify ones hands? It is in fact a sacrilegious act and no one seems to care. It is a sign of the times. From Gaetan Gouraige

Sharon said...

Congratulation Bishop,
During LENT at least the Holyspirit gave you the grace to voice out the truth about the communion not to be taken by hand

Our Lady Mother Mary is always there intereceding for us and for you for we lay people pray and we are not recognised if we voice out in the roman catholic church

Please pray for the priest and nuns when they deny abortion and affair for lay people admit and old priest and nun to be taken care in the right manner when they retire?
Why are they suffering from depression especially for ASIA province the priest and nuns do not have facility

In jesus christ
sharon fernandes

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Deo Gratias. This Bishop speaks the Truth :)