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Bishop J. Strickland
Ways to receive Our Lord as King of the Universe...read and reflect on the Sunday Scriptures, plan your whole weekend around receiving your King, wear your best garments, spend time in quiet, kneel to receive Him, receive Him on the tongue, offer silent time of thanks after mass
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Steve Barry Dec 15
Replying to @Bishopoftyler
For some Bishop, kneeling and receiving on the tongue feels right and in awe of our King and Lord. But for me, I am humbled to receive my Lord in my hand and standing before him in praise and adoration. His gift moves me to serve him as I leave mass with joy in my heart!
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Bishop J. Strickland Dec 15
Replying to @Beary108
Yes....these are options....the key is greater reverence befor Our King....living His Truth is the greatest reverence
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Heather MacPhail Dec 15
The key is love no? Because even if I show all the outward signs of reverence but have not love.... You know that scripture quote better than I .... With all due respect, if we loved the most vulnerable more, the Church would not be in this mess.
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Rich Olon Dec 15
Actually, if we loved Christ more and truly understood that the God of the universe humbles himself out of love for us to come to us in the Eucharist... the Church would be in a much better place.
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Rich Olon Dec 15
Youth are leaving the Church in droves, not b/c of a lack of care for the vulnerable, but due to a lack of recognition of Christ in the Eucharist. If at the name of Christ every knee shall bend, how much more reverence is due the King when we receive him into our body.
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Heather MacPhail Dec 19
Youth hardly worry about showing reverence to anyone. Reverence is not an issue for them. Youth are deeply concerned about authenticity. They hate hippocracy. They hear us saying one thing and living another. That turns them off.
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Faithful Catholic Dec 15
Replying to @Bishopoftyler
Isn’t it amazing when a Bishop speaks with clarity how easy it is to understand. Of course we should receive kneeling and on the tongue, this is God we are receiving. Thank you Bishop and my God give you courage and preserve you in holiness.
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Sr. Mary Brigid Dec 15
Replying to @Bishopoftyler
Perfect advice on how to have a blessed weekend, EVERY weekend! Thank you, Your Excellency, and may God bless you and keep you strong, now and always!
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Pete Dec 15
Replying to @Bishopoftyler
I receive Our Lord on the tongue and want to do so kneeling, but if I did, I’d be the only one. I don’t want my Parish to misinterpret my devotion as one making a statement, or seeking to teach others, becoming a cause of distraction. Am I right therefore to resist the impulse?
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Derya Little Dec 15
I had the same reservations, but I really don’t think anyone pays attention or cares. Take courage and kneel, all will be well.
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Schrödinger's Catbox Dec 15
I am interested to know whether advice on how to receive communion has value beyond expressing the speaker’s devotional preference. Reverence doesn’t hinge on sticking out one’s tongue.
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Richard Attar Dec 15
It doesn't hinge on it, brother. But it certainly aids in doing so. If the majority of saints through the millennia saw it's value, why can't we?
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Schrödinger's Catbox Dec 16
The majority of saints saw its value because their pastors mandated the practice. This is well and good. But it’s not the gold standard or a minimum requirement. Nor is the use of Latin.
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Michael S. Brooks Dec 16
Replying to @EMosburg @rattari and 2 others
Concerning the use of Latin, you may need to glue your nose into the Council's actual Documents before making that assertion on Latin usage again.
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Schrödinger's Catbox Dec 16
Appeals to authoritative documents are always welcome and helpful. I probably won’t be alive for the next Council that weighs in on the subject, would be interested to know whether the emphasis on Latin persists.
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Petrus Damianus Dec 15
Replying to @Bishopoftyler
Thank you, Bishop Strickland!
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Ed Estok Dec 15
Replying to @Bishopoftyler
I thought the Roman Missal instructed us to stand in the Presence of the King to receive Holy Communion. Maybe we should kneel to reverently receive Him in the Holy Gospel as well!
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JustPullIt Dec 15
CDF has explicitly stated that the faithful may choose to kneel to receive Holy Communion.
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Ed Estok Dec 15
Replying to @Bishopoftyler
Well aware of all the “legal permissibles” known as exceptions. I am one who promotes the ideals and their theological/spiritual rationales taught by the church in every regard, and on this point, liturgically.
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sfc Dec 15
Replying to @Bishopoftyler
Wonderful advice for Advent and for every weekend of the Liturgical year. Beautifully put. Thank you Bishop Strickland.
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