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.
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