woensdag 31 augustus 2011

RKKnipsel: "Scottish archbishop tells Catholics not to kneel for communion"

"The Archbishop of Glasgow, Scotland has told Catholics in his archdiocese not to kneel to receive communion".

“The Faithful should follow the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, namely coming to communion in procession and standing to receive Holy Communion,” wrote Archbishop Mario Conti in a letter to all his priests, dated August 25".


"Ironically, his instruction comes only a year after Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass in Glasgow. At that papal Mass, all those receiving communion from the Pope did so kneeling on a pres-dieu".
 
"There is no question of anybody being refused communion if they choose to kneel,” a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Glasgow told CNA on Aug. 30".



“The purpose of the bishop’s letter is to encourage, and certainly not diminish, devotion to the Blessed Sacrament by reminding people of the need to make an act of reverence before receiving Holy Communion standing and in procession – which is the overwhelming custom in the diocese and the rest of Europe.”
 
"In 2007, he sent an advisory note to all his priests following the publication of Pope Benedict’s document “Summorum Pontificum” on the provision of the older Tridentine Rite in parishes. The archbishop’s guidelines were dubbed the “coldest, most hostile I have read so far” by the renowned Catholic blogger Fr. John Zuhlsdorf".


"Archbishop Conti turned 77-years-old earlier this year and has already handed in his resignation to Pope Benedict. His replacement could be announced within the next few months".

Vindplaats: CNA

Commentaar (jawel! en binnenkort nog veel meer maar daarover later): alweer een aartsbisschop met de kolder in de kop. Geknield communiceren is een  heet hangijzer en deze aartsbisschop wil hiermee kennelijk nog even een monumentje voor zichzelf oprichten als icoon in de strijd tegen de Tridentijnse liturgie.Te verwachten is dat op korte termijn corrigerend wordt opgetreden vanuit Rome om te beginnen door een nieuwe bisschop te benoemen die vermoedelijk ook met de bezem door de staf zal moeten gaan.

Dit commentaar plaats ik op persoonlijke titel, dus niet in mijn hoedanigheid van advocaat. Hebt U behoefte niettemin tegen mij een tuchtklacht in te dienen, gaat U dan vooral Uw gang. Kosten van verweer worden voorzover rechtens mogelijk verhaald.

Zie ook commentaar father John Zuhlsdorf