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Celebrate Ad Orientem; Kneel for Communion

July 5th, 2016, Promulgated by Diane Harris

Read LifeSiteNews on Cardinal Sarah’s address at a conference on liturgy:


“One such abuse he mentioned was when priests “step aside to allow extraordinary ministers distribute Holy Communion” which for many priests was thought to be a way of allowing lay people to participate in the Mass in a substantial way.  Rather, said Cardinal Sarah, “This is wrong, it is a denial of the priestly ministry as well as a clericalisation of the laity.”

“And so, dear Fathers, I ask you to implement this practice wherever possible, with prudence and with the necessary catechesis, certainly, but also with a pastor’s confidence that this is something good for the Church, something good for our people.  Your own pastoral judgement will determine how and when this is possible, but perhaps beginning this on the first Sunday of Advent this year… may be a very good time to do this. Dear Fathers, we should listen again to the lament of God proclaimed by the prophet Jeremiah: “they have turned their back to me” (2:27). Let us turn again towards the Lord!”


4 Responses to “Celebrate Ad Orientem; Kneel for Communion”

  1. militia says:

    Question: Does anyone else think that Cardinal Sarah just got a slap-down from the Pope today?

  2. raymondfrice says:

    I do!!

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