We would do well to meditate on this picture of the Blessed Virgin receiving Holy Communion from St. John. Can anyone imagine for a moment Our Lady standing up and receiving Holy Communion in her hands as if her Son is just a cracker or ordinary bread?
The Holy Eucharist is God and should be treated as such. No soul will ever be able to understand that fact in this world. It is beyond our comprehension that God, the Lord of Heaven and Earth, deigns to humble Himself and appear under bread and wine for our salvation. The lackluster attitude of Catholics pertaining to the Blessed Sacrament is a disgrace. And why does the Norvus Ordo Mass refer to the Eucharist as just “bread” AFTER the Consecration when they say “When we eat this BREAD and drink this Cup, we proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes”? 70% of Catholics don’t even believe that the Holy Eucharist is the real presence of Our Lord. They don’t believe because they are not taught. Catholic doctrine is no longer taught. In the Church today, it has been replaced with sentimental superficiality, Protestant nonsense. For a soul to hear true Catholic doctrine is a miracle in the Church today. So, is it any wonder that Catholics file up for the Blessed Sacrament, receive Him in the hand and allow crumbs of His Body to fall to the ground, in turn to be trampled underfoot? That is the reality of the situation, whether one wants to believe it or not. And even if weren’t, who in their right mind would ever approve of something that puts Our Lord’s Body in danger, as Communion in the hand does? Communion in the hand is the fruit of rebellion. It came forth from a hatred for Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. It simply cannot be explained in any other way. Our forefathers are surely rolling in their graves at the state of the Church. Our forefathers protected the Blessed Sacrament with their life and today, Catholics have no qualms about what they are doing. Rome does nothing. They allow it to happen, even within the walls of the Eternal City. They should be hearkening from the rooftops and condemning this practice of Communion in the hand for the evil that it is. The Church is the custodian of the Blessed Sacrament.
May love of Our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament be returned to the Church! May Communion in the hand be abolished so that Our Lord’s Body will no longer be desecrated.
Our Lady weeps as she did at LaSalette because of the crimes and offenses committed against Her Son, especially within the bosom of the Church, from her Son’s own children.
Never receive Holy Communion in the hand. Do as our forefathers in the Faith did and receive the Eucharist properly – on the tongue and on your knees before the God of the Universe, for then people will know that you are true Christians, by your outward belief in your God.
~Damsel of the Faith