Thursday, 1 December 2011

What Arinze said...

What is Rome's position on forcing people to stand after recieving Holy Communion?

Question: Does everybody have to stand until the last person has received Holy Communion?

Francis Cardinal Arinze: "There is no rule from Rome that everybody must stand during Holy Communion. There is no such rule from Rome. So, after people have received Communion, they can stand, they can kneel, they can sit. But a bishop in his diocese or bishops in a country could say that they recommend standing or kneeling. They could. It is not a law from Rome. They could -- but not impose it. Perhaps they could propose. But those who want to sit or kneel or stand should be left reasonable freedom."

http://www.adoremus.org/1003Arinze.html



 

2 comments:

Puff the Magic Dragon said...

Someone should send this to Bishop So and So.

Pascendi said...

The article in question posted in the bulletin is very hazy. I am confused as to what the author actually means by "consecrated Bread" ...etc. Is she advocating Impanation? Is she advocating Transubstantiation yet using imprecise language?

It certainly is a bizarre situation....