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Bishop Schneider: Genuflection is the Minimum The minimum. The consecrated host is Christ’s body, not just a "sacred thing", but the divine person of Christ before whom one spontaneously falls on …More
Bishop Schneider: Genuflection is the Minimum

The minimum. The consecrated host is Christ’s body, not just a "sacred thing", but the divine person of Christ before whom one spontaneously falls on one's knees, said Bishop Athanasius Schneider in an interview with Taylor Marshall. Schneider stressed that even in purely human situations, people kneel to show love and respect. He gave as examples the engagement or Oxford University, where a doctorate is accepted kneeling. If one receives an academic paper on one's knees, how much more - Schneider said - the gift of the person of Christ.

Communion is not a meal

No meal. Schneider compared communion on the tongue while kneeling to the attitude of a trusting child towards his loving father. This is not a gesture of an ordinary meal, Schneider explained. In a restaurant, people do not kneel and wait for the food to be placed in their mouths. Therefore, a standing reception of communion in the hand corresponds to a posture that is fitting for a cafeteria or a restaurant. It is not appropriate for the reception of Holy Communion.

Communion on the tongue is safer

Safer. For Schneider, imposing communion in the hand under the pretext of Covid-19 is an episcopal abuse of power. Communion into the hand is much more susceptible to infection, he said, because hands are full of bacteria and viruses, while with communion on the tongue, the priest very rarely touches the tongue. Among the Orthodox, there are no covid infections via the communion spoon used for the whole congregation, which very often touches the lips of the faithful. At the end, the priest drinks the water with which he purified the spoon. Even through this rite, no one has been infected, Schneider said.

Pius X Priests Not Suspended

Not suspended. About the status of the priests of the Society of Saint Pius X, Schneider said that they could have been considered suspended in the past. However, that no longer applies today. Francis gave them jurisdiction for confession and marriage. For Schneider, it would be outlandish to assume that a Pius X priest is not suspended when hearing confessions and celebrating a wedding but is suspended for all other sacraments.

Lefebvre was a son of the Church

No schism. Schneider said that the concept of schism could be applied to the Orthodox, who, unlike the Society of St Pius X, reject the papacy. Referring to Archbishop Lefebvre’s 1988 consecration of four bishops, Schneider stressed that the ancient canon law did not punish an unauthorised consecration of a bishop with excommunication and did not consider it a schismatic act. In the first millennium, most bishops were consecrated without papal approval. Unity with the Pope was expressed by naming him at Mass, which Lefebvre always did. He also tried until the end to get permission for the consecration of his bishops. Schismatics or Sedevacantists would not have cared about such a permit. Schneider believes that the Church will one day recognize Lefebvre.
V.R.S.
Problemem (i dramatem) współczesnych katolików jest długotrwałe kłócenie się o rzeczy proste i banalne, dawniej oczywiste tj. czy Neron może legalnie podpalić Rzym albo czy posoborowy papież może legalnie podpalić Bazylikę św. Piotra i czy można im się w takiej sprawie opierać (Innocenty III, kard. Torquemada czy Akwinata wątpliwości w podobnych kwestiach nie mieli). W sferze świeckiej na …More
Problemem (i dramatem) współczesnych katolików jest długotrwałe kłócenie się o rzeczy proste i banalne, dawniej oczywiste tj. czy Neron może legalnie podpalić Rzym albo czy posoborowy papież może legalnie podpalić Bazylikę św. Piotra i czy można im się w takiej sprawie opierać (Innocenty III, kard. Torquemada czy Akwinata wątpliwości w podobnych kwestiach nie mieli). W sferze świeckiej na tapecie od dłuższego czasu jest legalność zatykania nosa i ust na masową skalę oraz słuszność wprowadzania do organizmu nieprzebadanego preparatu, o bliżej nieokreślonych skutkach głównych i ubocznych, powstałego przy wykorzystaniu owoców mordu na bezbronnych dzieciach.
W międzyczasie trwania tych dyskusji dzieją się rzeczy straszne i nieodwracalne - demolowany jest Kościół (kolejny synod bergoliański już w drodze a kandydat na "papieża emeryta" ostatnio bardzo się spieszy) i systemy prawa świeckiego poszczególnych krajów oraz wdrażane na masową skale w pośpiechu systemy kontroli i zniewolenia.
DrMaria
Thank you, Bishop Schneider, for being a TRUE CATHOLIC Shepherd - in the image of the Good Shepherd! You are one of the few left during these times where so many compromise continuously!