Sunday, August 13, 2006
450 years ago this year.
Totus Tuus, Maria!
The last Pope giving Communion in the mouth, as is fitting.
"To touch the sacred species and to distribute them with their own hands is a privilege of the ordained, one which indicates an active participation in the ministry of the Eucharist." Pope John Paul II, 1980
DOMINICAE CENAE end of para 11.
A few years ago the authorities thought that they would go back to alleged early Church tradition and place the Bishop's throne behind the altar in their Cathedral. They installed three well-padded chairs but the Blessed Sacrament remains behind on the High Altar.