The rubrics of the traditional liturgy are all deliberate and with a purpose; those pertaining to the Holy Eucharist remind the priest he is handling the sacred mysteries, which are a heavenly food unlike any other.
Fr. Fredy Leonardo Herrera Fuentes in Bogotá, Colombia, told parishioners that 'from this moment in our parish, it’s only going to be possible to receive Holy Communion on the tongue and kneeling down.'
Catholics who receive Communion on the tongue don't do so out of some false piety or holier-than-thou attitude. Receiving Christ on the tongue while kneeling reinforces reverence for Our Eucharistic Lord.
The Congregation for Divine Worship seems to have confirmed Bishop Richard Stika's decision to suspend communion on the tongue – but the Congregation's head, or prefect, did not lend his signature to the controversial document.
Abp. Michel Aupetit of Paris incurred a backlash for his comments, which included saying those who demand Communion on the tongue ' don’t know history' and that 'their personal little business' is keeping Masses forbidden in France.