“There has been much needless hurt over this issue.”
Posts Tagged Receiving from the Cup
San Jose bishop issues letter clarifying diocesan policy regarding Communion under both kinds.
“I was informed by the USCCB that it is not a matter of the indult expiring. Rather the indult has been supplanted by The General Instruction of the Roman Missal.”
This second installment aims at providing yet more background from the Council of Trent about communion under both signs. Future installments will then focus on my proposals for answers to the chief question I am posing: What are the most likely meanings of receiving the whole Christ under the sign of wine?
Thanks to Brian Duffy’s post and reference on Pray Tell, I have delved into the debates at the 21st session of the Council of Trent, particularly the work of William Edward Scudamore.
I’ve been wondering what Pope Saint Pius X might say to his brother bishops in Phoenix and Madison about their sacramental theology. All of us who are caught up in the controversy over restricting access to the chalice might do well to revisit the entire text of Pius’s immensely liberating document, Sacra Tridentina.
“It strikes me as nothing less-than an clerical overstepping and unnecessary demarcation of the clergy and laity. What are these pastors (by which I mean the Canonical notion of pastor) thinking? It seems, at least superficially, that it is an ‘in’ and ‘out’ club — who is and who is not permitted to receive from the cup. Seriously, we have more important things to be concerned about.” – Br. Daniel Horan, OFM
Madison follows Phoenix’s lead in drastically cutting back on the ministry of the Cup.
Pray Tell contributor Rita Ferrone has written wisely on the dotCommonweal blog about “The Case in Phoenix.” I’ll soon be adding a few comments here about the matter. Send to Kindle:
How do you suppose the western Church managed to give Communion exclusively under both forms for a millennium and more? How do Eastern Orthodox and Protestants manage to this day? Are Roman Catholics somehow given more to profanation than all other Christians?