Wrong Argument: "Conservative" Cardinal Napier Defends Communion In The Hand

Pro-lifer Abby Johnson, a mother of eight, stated during a July 21 LifeSiteNews.com conference the truism that Communion in the hand has led to a lack of belief in transubstantiation. Durban Cardi…
Dr Bobus
Communion in the hand is part of the Vat II era theological and liturgical changes that produced in the US 31% of Catholics believing in Transubstantiation.
Wichita Knight
Correlation does not equal causation.
Liam Ronan
'Redemptionis Sacramentum' : On certain matters to be observed or to be avoided regarding the Most Holy Eucharist

www.vatican.va/…/rc_con_ccdds_do…

[91] "...it is not licit to deny Holy Communion to any of Christ’s faithful solely on the grounds, for example, that the person wishes to receive the Eucharist kneeling or standing."

[92] "...each of the faithful always has the right to receive …
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'Redemptionis Sacramentum' : On certain matters to be observed or to be avoided regarding the Most Holy Eucharist

www.vatican.va/…/rc_con_ccdds_do…

[91] "...it is not licit to deny Holy Communion to any of Christ’s faithful solely on the grounds, for example, that the person wishes to receive the Eucharist kneeling or standing."

[92] "...each of the faithful always has the right to receive Holy Communion on the tongue..."

"Prepared by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments by mandate of the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II in collaboration with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, was approved by the same Pontiff on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, 19 March 2004" - Francis Card. Arinze, Prefect-
Alex A
@Liam Ronan> Good day from Australia! I have family in County Longford. For myself, I spent seven years in Ireland both in Mayo and Westmeath. Love the culture, music and people.
Liam Ronan
Cork here, Alex. My roots are in Mayo. Lovely place that. I expect you would find the culture and people have much changed tune these days. The music is the same; however, the lyrics are hard to follow.
Dr Bobus
@Wichita Knight

Sorry for the delay.

I used the phrase Vat II era to include not only the Vat II documents but also certain theological movements before the Council as well as what was implemented after the Council.

In Eucharistic theology there were movements to de-emphasize Transubstantiation: Words like Transignification and Transfinalization were introduced that were intended to attract…More
@Wichita Knight

Sorry for the delay.

I used the phrase Vat II era to include not only the Vat II documents but also certain theological movements before the Council as well as what was implemented after the Council.

In Eucharistic theology there were movements to de-emphasize Transubstantiation: Words like Transignification and Transfinalization were introduced that were intended to attract Protestants. The notion that the Eucharist is a Meal had Protestant origins because of the denial of Transubstantiation and the Mass as Sacrifice. Communion in the hand was part of this Protestantization of the Eucharist.

BTW, I lived in Wichita twice--once on the West Side and once on the East