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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Pope's Communion Crusade

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: The pope has made it clear. The Vatican has made it clear. It is the SACRED RIGHT of every Catholic to KNEEL for communion and receive on the tongue. Nobody can lawfully stop you. No priest, no bishop, no nun, no monk, no liturgy director, NOBODY can deny you this sacred right. Oh sure, some may try to "counsel" you against receiving communion this way, and in fact, the USCCB has even authorized such "counseling." In spite of this, however, the Vatican has prohibited them from stopping you, and they are going against the Holy Father (the pope) by "counseling" you against kneeling. In fact, the Holy Father has made it clear, along with Cardinal Arinze (Prefect of the Congregation for Worship) that you should kneel, and he would prefer you do. Currently, everyone receiving communion from the hand of the pope kneels while doing so. This will be the case for the remainder of his papacy, and will probably be continued on thereafter indefinitely. The Holy Father would prefer that we all do the same. So if we are to be obedient to the will of the pope, we must oppose the will of Liberal Modernists within the U.S. Catholic Church, and kneel for communion.

Here is how to do it in a easy way. If the chapel is not set up for kneeling, simply go to the back of the communion line. The idea here being to let everyone else go first, so you don't trip up the person behind you. Make sure you're in an isle that leads to a priest, and not an extraordinary Eucharistic minister. Then when you reach the priest, kneel down on both knees, open your mouth, tilt your head back, and close your eyes. After the priest places the Eucharist on your tongue, close your mouth and say "Amen." Cross yourself as you're getting up and return to the pew.

The reason why you close your eyes is to avoid looking at the priest. That way if he gives you a gesture to "get up," you'll never see it, and it simply becomes easier for him to give you the sacrament than to lean over and tell you to stand. This works well to avoid any confrontation. Should anyone seek to "counsel" you about it after mass, simply smile and thank them for caring about you. Then come back the following Sunday, and promptly do the same thing all over again, in obedience to the Holy Father and in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. If somebody tries to "counsel" you again, simply smile and thank them for caring about you again, and come back the next Sunday to do the same thing. Eventually they'll stop "counseling" you.