Following upon recent developments in the Diocese of Phoenix, the diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, has announced that it too will drastically reduce the number of occasions on which Communion from the Cup is offered to the laity. There will be time to get used to it, but–significantly, I think–it is being linked to the launch of the new translation of the Roman Missal.

They present the Communion shift as a requirement and a necessity, with no mention that the bishop can choose to do otherwise. I guess they haven’t read the GIRM? Or perhaps they don’t think anyone else will.

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