Sunday, January 29, 2012

Online petition against receiving communion in the hand

Two priests from the Diocese of Sale in Victoria have started an online petition calling for Pope Benedict to change current communion practices to eliminate receiving the Eucharist in the hand, reports the US Catholic.

The petition by Fathers Andrew Wise and John Speekman is accompanied by a blog that details their case and some of the support they've received.

The petition cites "great spiritual harm inflicted on the Christian faithful" by the current practice and claims that receiving communion in the hand causes "the profanation of the Blessed Sacrament."