Juan Luis Cardinal Cipriani Thorne, Archbishop of Lima, made the following statement:
"The most respectful way of receiving the Eucharist is kneeling and on the tongue. We must recover a sense of respect and reverence due to the Eucharist, because the love to Jesus is the center of our Christian lives. Our souls are at stake."
Actually it is very easy to distrubute communion in the hand without touching anyone’s hand. As an EMHC I can’t tell you how many times I have been slurped by people who don’t stick their tongues out enough…and I have heard this from many priest’s as well.
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