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By Diogenes ( articles ) | Apr 23, 2004

Redemptionis Sacramentum in a nutshell:

  • No pita or Wonder bread.
  • No consecration of carafes of wine.
  • No breaking of the host at the consecration
  • No intinction (dipping of the host into the chalice) by the communicant
  • No jacking around with the words of the Mass
  • No substitution of non-Biblical texts for the readings
  • No lay homilies
  • No splitting up bits of the Eucharist Prayers among non-priests
  • Communion on the tongue always to be possible
  • Communion in the hand is possible unless there is risk of profanation
  • No coffee table liturgies
  • Celebrant not to leave the sanctuary during the Sign of Peace
  • Celebrant may not wear pocketless trousers and Italian cologne

OK, I made the last one up. But if it were promulated and enforced, it would render the other corrections superfluous. Power to your right arm, Eminenza.

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