I watch EWTN Mass On Line. I notice some people genuflect
,I notice some people bow, I notice some people on their
knees,when receiving the Eucharist. Lately, I notice more
people receiving the Eucharist on their tongue versus
their hands. Shouldn't the Church set guidelines when
receiving the Body of Christ, after all we are receiving
the "Most Precious Gift" given to humankind.
The US Conference Bishops allows Communion to be received either in the hand or on the tongue. The Holy Father prefers that Communion be received on the tongue but has not made it normative. Kneeling to receive is the old practice, which, while not encouraged, should not be discouraged either, unless it becomes disruptive to other communicants.
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