“Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony has ordered Catholics to stand throughout the Communion rite — at variance with the US norm of kneeling after the Agnus Dei and optional kneeling after reception of

“Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony has ordered Catholics to stand throughout the Communion rite — at variance with the US norm of kneeling after the Agnus Dei and optional kneeling after reception of Communion. Several other bishops have issued similar statements in recent months… His letter does not allude to the fact that most bishops will continue the customary practices of kneeling; nor does it comment on the repeated clarifications of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments stressing that it is not the intention of the GIRM to rigidly regulate the posture of the people at every point of the Mass, nor to abolish kneeling where it is customary.”