Pastor speaks out forcefully about "communion in the hand"

"Many people born prior to the Second Vatican Council will remember when everyone received Holy Communion on the tongue and kneeling. This has been the long held practice for thousands of years. While many think that it was Vatican II that called for this change, it is important to note: Vatican II never called for Communion in the hand."

Fr. Greg J. Markey, a parish priest and pastor in Norwalk, Conn. has written a very well researched and interesting essay about how "communion in the hand" got its illicit and disobedient start and became general practice in the wake of Vatican II. It's worth the read at Catholic Online. He calls for Catholics to resolve to abandon Communion in the hand and replace it with reception of the Holy Eucharist kneeling and on the tongue.

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