Sunday, May 27, 2018

Oregon Bishop Fights to Restore Eucharistic Reverence

From Church Militant:
The archbishop of Portland is making it his mission to restore reverence for the Eucharist. On Tuesday, Abp. Alexander Sample announced imminent changes to how Portland faithful will need to approach the Blessed Sacrament. Writing in the archdiocesan newspaper The Sentinel, Abp. Sample pointed to the reverence for the Eucharist he witnessed during Mass as a boy.

"We always received Holy Communion at the Communion rail and on the tongue," he wrote. "No one dared touch the Holy Eucharist, except the priest." He explained that "behind the former discipline was a profound sense of reverence and awe for the presence of our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament." (Read more.)

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