Obedience question, kneeling to receive Holy Communion, etc.? What to do?
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If you need it black on white: The Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum deals with it.

[91.] In distributing Holy Communion it is to be remembered that “sacred ministers may not deny the sacraments to those who seek them in a reasonable manner, are rightly disposed, and are not prohibited by law from receiving them”.[177] Hence any baptized Catholic who is not prevented by law must be admitted to Holy Communion. Therefore, it is not licit to deny Holy Communion to any of Christ’s faithful solely on the grounds, for example, that the person wishes to receive the Eucharist kneeling or standing.
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#12
Just to add to the above for what its worth, the US bishops say this:

"The norm for reception of Holy Communion in the dioceses of the United States is standing. Communicants should not be denied Holy Communion because they kneel. Rather, such instances should be addressed pastorally, by providing the faithful with proper catechesis on the reasons for this norm."

http://old.usccb.org/romanmissal/girm-ad...s-en.shtml

The above was approved by the Holy See in accordance with  Redemptionis Sacramentum 90:

[90.] “The faithful should receive Communion kneeling or standing, as the Conference of Bishops will have determined”, with its acts having received the recognitio of the Apostolic See. “However, if they receive Communion standing, it is recommended that they give due reverence before the reception of the Sacrament, as set forth in the same norms”.[176]

Also, here's an explanation of the USCCB statement above that might be helpful:

http://wdtprs.com/blog/2010/08/quaeritur...communion/

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(01-15-2014, 05:45 PM)Freudentaumel Wrote: If you need it black on white: The Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum deals with it.

[91.] In distributing Holy Communion it is to be remembered that “sacred ministers may not deny the sacraments to those who seek them in a reasonable manner, are rightly disposed, and are not prohibited by law from receiving them”.[177] Hence any baptized Catholic who is not prevented by law must be admitted to Holy Communion. Therefore, it is not licit to deny Holy Communion to any of Christ’s faithful solely on the grounds, for example, that the person wishes to receive the Eucharist kneeling or standing.


Thank you for this. God bless.
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