Friday, August 28, 2009

Archbishop of Lima, Peru promotes Benedict's Example in Distribution of Communion

A reader sends in news that Juan Luis Cardinal Cipriani, Archbishop of Lima, Perú, recently gave a homily at this Cathedral church where he has publicly recommended certain traditional practices in regard to the distribution and reception of Holy Communion.

In that piece the Cardinal Archbishop calls for the use of the communion paten in the distribution of Holy Communion and further promotes the manner of receiving the Holy Eucharist on the tongue.

The Cardinal also makes note of the importance of receiving the Eucharist only in a state of grace. He also notes the importance of showing a visible sign of reverence prior to receiving the Eucharist, giving particular recommendation to the practice of kneeling.

Clearly these initiatives mesh with the Holy Father's own example of the distribution of Holy Communion at papal Masses.

The original story here is found on the archdiocesan site:

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