Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship

Communion in the hand vs. Communion on the tongue

By Mathew Schmalz, March 19, 2015 What is it about Communion in the hand versus Communion on the tongue? I’ve been in a lot of Catholic contexts, and nothing — apart from typical hot-button issues like abortion and gay marriage — seems to provoke such a strong reaction. Advocates of... read more
A priest offers a parishioner the Eucharist by hand.

Vatican Upholds Bishop Over Reception of Communion on Tongue

Archbishop Roche cited a letter sent in August by the congregation’s prefect, Robert Cardinal Sarah, in which the cardinal wrote: “in times of difficulty, Bishops and Episcopal Conferences can give provisional norms which must be obeyed." National Catholic Register, December 12, 2020 ... read more