Popular Misconceptions About the Catholic Mass

A number of liturgical reforms seen in the U.S. since Vatican II were not actually mandated or even recommended by the Council, but were reactionary shifts that had more to do with the culture of the decade – it’s time to revisit those changes.

By Michael Raia

Part I: Music

Part II: Ad Orientem

Part III: Communion reception

Communion in the Hand: a post by Father B. Jerabek, J.C.L.

The Church does give us the right to receive Holy Communion in the hand. But, as Bishop Schneider says in this book that I am currently reading, our Lord Jesus Christ has rights also: above all, to be treated with the respect and adoration that belong to the Divinity.

If you were to ask me, I would advise you against ever receiving Holy Communion in the hand. I hope that at least some who read these things will be inspired to re-think their own posture with regard to Holy Communion.

Read the full post here.