Father, I read your answer regarding communion in the hand and I
wanted to ask if it is true that at Vatican II, the bishops voted
overwhelmingly to retain the traditional manner of receiving on the
tongue, but disobedient bishops allowed this practice anyway? After
this abuse spread and persisted for many years, then the indult was
granted to avoid conflict in the Church. So are we allowing something
to happen as a result of disobedience? Should we encourage people to
stick with tradition because of the benefit it brings to themselves and
the Church? Thanks and God Bless.
AsI said in a previous entry, reception in the hand was not done by a matter of
"disobedience", but, as I've been told, though a permission given to the US Catholics through
their bishops' conference.
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