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Swine Flu No Excuse to Ban Communion on the Tongue

November 26th, 2009, Promulgated by Dr. K

The Catholic blog, Rorate Caeli, published today a response from the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments regarding a question posed about denying Communion on the tongue during the Swine Flu epidemic. The response from the CDWDS was that Communion on the tongue may never be denied per Redemptionis Sacramentum 92. Below is a scan of the CDWDS response:

This is a strong caution to any progressive priests in the Diocese of Rochester who might be thinking about banning Communion on the tongue in his parish. If you don’t want the CDWDS contacting Bishop Clark about you because a parishioner complains that you banned this valid method of reception, then you better not even think of doing it. People have a right to receive our Lord on the tongue.



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