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Did you know that receiving Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament in the hand while standing is not as reverent as receiving on the tongue and kneeling?

Don’t take it from me, though.

Here’s a timely and timeless interview of Bishop Athanasius Schneider on EWTN from January 9, 2013, an interesting date, as it’s just more than a month before the asteroid will hit the Church, when Pope Benedict XVI will abdicate the throne of Peter and usher in the demolition ball known as Francis One.

In this interview, the good bishop seems to think that then Pope Benedict was going to strongly encourage his bishops and priests to present Our Blessed Lord to us the way he himself did to the faithful – kneeling and on the tongue. Bishop Schneider had, only months before, released his book entitled Dominus Est – It is the Lord! Reflections of a Bishop of Central Asia on Holy Communion.

Conversely, the interviewer, Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J., and Bishop Schneider (at the very end of the video) insure us that Vatican II was, in so many words, ‘A Okay’. It was only after Vatican II that the practice of receiving in the hand while standing became popular practice. I found their last statements to be inconsistent with the bulk of the discussion, but who am I to judge?