Dr. Peter Kwasniewski is exasperated by abuses of the Eucharist, and as the book serves up course after course of Scriptural and traditional teachings about the Blessed Sacrament, it becomes increasingly difficult to find fault with this.
The Denver archbishop called on his brother bishops to be not afraid: 'Trading ‘civility’ and ‘engagement’ for eternal life is not a good trade, and it is especially negligent for me, as a bishop, to remain quiet when people I am called to love may be endangering their eternal souls.'
At the Eucharistic celebration, we return to this very question and it is God who awaits our response: a response of actions, gestures and decisions. Let us sincerely recognize that pride is the poison of human history from all time. However, for Jesus, Judas is still the long-awaited friend and lost son of the Father's heart.
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.