Involuntary Humour

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Involuntary humour at the site of His Hermeneuticalness, where the problem of – I kid you not – people who walk away with communion is dealt with.

What to do, asks the excellent author. People so addressed can easily lose their temper, so the matter of people simply going away with the Body of Christ must be dealt with in an appropriately sensitive manner.

Have some “guardians” near the priest, says one.

Yes, says another, “communion guardians” are becoming more frequent int he US because of the danger of willful desecration.

Ushers should do the job, says a third.

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Oh, how stupid our pre-Vatican II ancestor were, who would distribute on the tongue!

We have tons of useless apps, so we must be smarter.

Mundabor   

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Posted on July 10, 2014, in Traditional Catholicism. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Mundabor,
    I don’t mean to sound silly or stupid, but even with distribution on the tongue, which is naturally the way it should be, of course, couldn’t people still take it out of their mouths, and leave us with the same problem?

    • You do sound silly and stupid… 😉 (joking, of course)

      The priest always watches that the hosts remains in the mouth. People around would immediately notice (because it is a completely different crowd) if anyone would try to extract a half-soaked host from his mouth.
      Yours truly has found himself not one, but twice in a situation where someone seemed to be doign something “strange” (cough, you know; hand near the mouth; things like that).

      The first time a knowing blick from the priest to me was enough for me to follow the chap and pay attention nothing untoward was happening (people who know the value of the Eucharist immediately understand each other). The second time the priest told me “what is he doing with the host? Please observe and make a sign when everything is fine”, and he looked at me all the time whilst distributing, ready to intervene like a tiger until I gave him the “alarm ceased” nod.

      This, in NO Masses, in heathen England, where people were receiving in standing. When you receive by kneeling it is much more difficult, because the dynamic of the thing make the process even slower, and with a lot of people around.

      No, it cannot work. And no one would be able to do anything with half-liquefied small rests of a hosts he has to keep up the roof of his mouth; where it decomposes rather fast anyway.

      M

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