Tuesday, June 10, 2014


The Smoking Gun vort-2014-06-09 If you currently receive Holy Communion in the hand, you need to cease this practice. It began in the 1960’s as an abuse by bishops and priests in Holland, Belgium and parts of Germany and France. After they just started the practice on their own with no permission from Rome, they bullied Pope Paul VI into allowing it – but he is on record, multiple times as saying he opposed it. But most importantly, it is quite clear that this manner of reception diminishes reverence and most especially belief in the Real Presence of Our Blessed Lord in the most august sacrament. Even on a psychological level, its obvious. If a person REALLY believes that this is the body, the flesh, the living actual presence of God Himself – then they would treat the host with the deepest level of respect they could muster. But we all know, we see routinely, many people in parishes all over the world – strolling up for Holy Communion, clearly not in a reverential frame of mind, demonstrating this in a variety of ways. And before he Church of Nice followers start throwing around accusations of being judgmental and “how do you know what’s in people’s minds” – you yourselves routinely judge people’s interior dispositions based on their external actions. It’s called non-verbal communication. And in Catholic parishes all over the world – an AWFUL lot is being communicated by the manner in which people receive. And don’t deny it. But hey, who cares what we say. Listen to the words of Bishop Athanasius Schneider who has made it his mission to eradicate this malformation from Catholic life. He argued that receiving Communion in hand “contributes gradually to the loss of the Catholic faith in the Real Presence and in transubstantiation”. The very fact that this practice began as an abuse – this single fact alone – should jar any believing Catholic into the realization that something is wrong with it. Additionally .. bishops still need to seek out permission in order to abandon the preferred method of reception on the tongue in favor of reception in the hand.And that point is critical – the Church PREFERS, Desires, makes normal, establishes as the usual manner – reception on the tongue. This hand business is an artifact from the rebellious 1960’s that is now treated as the usual normal way. IT IS NOT! But by Bishops and priests who at the end of the day – lost their faith. Today’s bishops and priests who allow this in their diocese or parishes have been raised to believe this is normal, good and nothing to fret over. They are wrong! How many of today’s bishops ever make the connection that their complicity in what began as an abuse, and still needs special permission from Rome, is directly correlated to them having to close the parishes by the thousands? As bishop Schneider sums up most eloquently .. “The Eucharist is at the heart of the Church. When the heart is weak, the whole body is weak.” When this deceptive practice officially came to the United States in the 1970’s .. it had been going on WITHOUT permission for somewhere between 5-10 years before. And I, like many Catholics my age know – because we lived through it – it happened during our childhoods. It was brought about by the likes of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, whose actions as the “Pope of America” brought a plague on the Church in the United States. He and any of his brother bishops created a firestorm among the faithful and that inferno is still blazing. Tens of millions of Catholics have left the faith owing in no small part to that prelate and his band of cronies back in the 60’s and 70’s. It was Bernardin who personally, against the wish of a majority of his fellow bishops who shoved this practice down the throats of the faithful. Him and his episcopal buddies. God have mercy on his soul. Watch"Slight of Hand" at Militant.tv.com

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