Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Crescat Denied Communion on the Tongue... At Her Grandmother's Funeral

It's times like these the Church annoys the heck out of me.

I really get burned when orthodox Catholics are treated like crap in the Church they love and try to build up, especially by priests who don't even have the decency to accept her own teaching and rules.

Maybe you don't like communion on the tongue.

I'm not a big fan of it (or at least, not the fuss that's made around it.) But you know what? The Church says you can receive on the tongue. So give people communion on the tongue.Especially at a funeral.

Now if that's not bad enough, he doesn't even use the proper elements for consecration.

FFS, what is up with that? It's not a difficult concept: you use wheaten unleavened bread and grape wine.

Do you ever feel like professional Catholics make the Church only for certain kinds of Catholics and not others? Do you ever feel like professional Catholics go out of their way to make half-believing bench-warmers happy but tell faithful, conservative Catholics to fug themselves?

Over-generalizing is unfair, but yes, there's a lot of that going around.

You try to live up to the teachings of the Church, you make a real effort to pursue holiness, to be as reverential as possible, and then some priest takes you down a peg or ten for being "holier than thou."

This isn't a careless mistake. It's systematic, to the point that bishops sometimes participate in it and even sanction it.

And to think these bishops are the gatekeepers of new vocations. *fume*.

Fr. Longenecker wrote about it, too, and I encourage you to blog and post about it.

Maybe some Catholic journalist will write an article about it, hint hint.