Dearest bretheren, it has been the tradition of Holy Mother Church for centuries, to allow Abbesses to wear the Deacon's stole and to communicate their communities outside of Holy Mass; to administer the viaticum and to offer presidential prayers. This however, was restricted to the Abbey precincts.
I therefore see nothing wrong with Mother Teresa distributing Holy Communion to her sisters, to her community. Nothing new here! (Do not forget, that a religious superior may have the rank of minor …[More]
AaronBrennan, I too have never heard of Mother Teresa being an Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister, but have seen photographs of Mother Teresa distributing communion to her sisters in the Mother House of the Missionaries of Charity. It does sadden me that Blessed Mother Teresa is used by some Catholics to further their own agenda.
Mother Teresa says and I quote " 'Wherever I go in the whole world, the thing that makes me the saddest is watching people receive Communion in the hand.'" Why would she say this??? because she believed it is a sin! Not only her but the saints as well.
Pope St. Sixtus I( 115-125): "it is prohibited for the faithful to even touch the sacred vessels, or receive in the hand";
Origen(185-232 A.D.): "You who are wont to assist at the divine Mysteries, know how, …[More]
Modernism Resurrected: Benedict XVI on the Resurrection Most Rev. Donald J. Sanborn The Resurrection: Not the resuscitation of a corpse? An "evolutionary" leap? Not a historical event like Our Lord's birth or crucifixion? St. Luke "contradicts" himself? How Benedict XVI's new book Jesus of Nazareth resurrects modernist teachings condemned by St. Pius X and in the process destroys Christ's principal miracle, His Resurrection. (MHT Newsletter, April 2011) [19 Apr 2011]