Why the Eucharist Should be Received on the Tongue

Father Pellegrino Ernetti describes in his book “The Catechesis of Satan” that what pleases Lucifer, as we know from some exorcisms, is “the particle to the hand, so I can step on your God, the God that I killed, and I can celebrate my black mass, with the priests that I stole from him”

But why does the Church allow the faithful to receive the Eucharist directly on the hand and not on the tongue?

The Origin Of This Practice

In the 16th century, Protestant reformers introduced the practice of Communion on the hand to affirm two fundamental heresies:

1) They did not believe in transubstantiation and maintained that the bread used was just ordinary bread. In other words argued that the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist was only a superstition and the bread was simple bread that anyone could handle.

2) They also claimed that priest was just like an ordinary lay man. This is against the Catholic teaching that the Sacrament of Holy Orders gives the priest a spiritual and sacramental power and dignity. On the contrary, the Protestant minister is an ordinary man who just leads the hymns and sermons. He cannot change the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of our Lord, cannot bless, cannot forgive sins, cannot, in a word, do anything more than a layman. He, therefore, is not a vehicle of supernatural grace.

The Protestant Communion in the hand was an instant way to express the refusal to believe in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist and the rejection of the sacramental priesthood: in short, it was a way they refuse Catholicism.

Misinterpretations of Vatican II

After Vatican II, in the Netherlands, some Catholic priests began giving Communion in the hand. The practice then spread to Germany, Belgium, France. But if some bishops seemed indifferent to this scandal, much of the laity of that time was outraged. It was the indignation of a large number of faithful that prompted Pope Paul VI to take the initiative to probe the opinion of bishops around the world on this issue, and they voted unanimously to KEEP the traditional practice of receiving Holy Communion on the tongue. It is also noteworthy that at the time the abuse was limited to a few European countries. It had not yet started in the US and Latin America.

Pope Paul VI promulgated then, on 28 May 1969, the Memoriale Domini document in which he stated:

1) The bishops are unanimously opposed to Communion in the hand.

2) It must be observed the usual way of distributing Communion. The priest must put the Host on the tongue of the communicants.

3) Each innovation can lead to irreverence and profanation of the Eucharist, as well as can gradually affect the correct doctrine.

The document also stated that the Pope judged that the traditional way of administering Communion to the faithful should not be changed, and he strongly invited the Bishops, the priests and the people to observe zealously this law.

But this was the time of compromise, and the document contained within itself the seeds of its own destruction by stating that, where the abuse had already strongly consolidated, it could be legalized by the National Episcopal Conferences with a two-thirds majority, in a secret ballot (as long as the Holy See later approved the decision). This exception became in the end the rule for supporters of Communion in the hand. The Instruction said “where the abuse is already consolidated”, so countries where the practice had not developed were excluded from the exception, including the United States. But the mentality of the Protestant clergy in other countries concluded that if this rebellion was legalized in the Netherlands, then it could be legalized everywhere. Ignoring the Memoriale Domini and defying the Church’s liturgical law, they thought that this rebellion would not only be tolerated, but eventually legalized. This was exactly what happened, and that’s why we have today the practice of receiving Communion in the hand. It started from disobedience, but spread through deception.

In the 70s a widespread propaganda was used to propose the Communion in the hand, with a campaign of half-truths:

1) They gave Catholics the false impression that the Vatican had approved a provision for such abuse, while in fact there is no mention in the document of the Council.

2) It did not mention that the practice was initiated by a clergy of protestant mentality and, in defiance of the established liturgical law, making it appear as a request by the laity.

3) It did not mention that the bishops had voted unanimously against it.

4) It did not mention that permission was granted only as tolerance of an abuse, where it was already established and consolidated in 1969. There was not a “green light” to spread it to other countries like Italy and the United States.

The Current Distorted View

Today, the practice of receiving Communion in the hand is even presented as the best way to receive the Eucharist. The priests are instructed to administer the Communion in the hand, whether they like it or not. According to the Magisterium of the Church no priest can lawfully be forced to administer the Communion in the hand. We must pray that as many priests have the courage to safeguard the reverence due to this sacrament, without getting trapped in a false obedience. The priests must find the courage to fight this new practice. Pope Paul VI rightly predicted that the Communion in the hand would lead to irreverence and profanation of the Eucharist and a gradual erosion of the correct doctrine.

This abuse is so well established that even Pope John Paul II was unsuccessful in his attempt against it. In his Letter Dominicae Cenae of February 24, 1980, the Pope reaffirmed the Church’s teaching touching the Host with the hands is a privilege of the priests. But, unfortunately, the document contained no sanction against the laity, priests or bishops who went ahead with spreading the use of Communion on the hand. A law without a penalty is not a law, it becomes a mere suggestion. So the document was greeted by several members of the clergy of the Western countries as a suggestion, mostly unappreciated and unfortunately overlooked.

“Wherever I go in the world, the thing that makes me the most sad is watching people receive Communion in the hand. ” (Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta,  St. Agnes Church, New York, 1989)

Source: Don Marcello Stanzione, “History of Communion on the Hand”

Why Judas is Certainly in Hell

Jesus says: «Too many people think that Judas did something of little importance. Some even go to the extent of saying that he is well deserving, because Redemption would not have taken place without him, and that he is therefore justified in the eyes of God.

I solemnly tell you that, if Hell did not already exist and was not perfect in its torments, it would have been created even more dreadful and eternal for Judas, because of all sinners and damned souls, he is the most damned and the biggest sinner, and throughout eternity there will be no mitigation of his sentence.

Remorse could have also saved him, if he had turned remorse into repentance. But he would not repent and, to the first crime of betrayal, still compatible because of the great mercy that is My loving weakness, he added blasphemy, resistance to the voices of Grace, that still wanted to speak to him through recollections, through terrors, through My Blood and My mantle, through My glances, through the traces of the institution of the Eucharist, through the words of My Mother. He resisted everything. He wanted to resist. As he had wanted to betray. As he wanted to curse. As he wanted to commit suicide.

It is one’s will that matters in things. Both in good and in evil. When one falls without the will to follow, I forgive.

Consider Peter. He denied Me. Why? Not even he knew why. Was Peter a coward? No. My Peter was not cowardly. Facing the cohort and the guards of the Temple he had dared to wound Malcus to defend Me, risking his own life thereby. He then ran away, without the will to do so. Then he denied Me, without the will to do it. Later he did remain and proceed on the bloody way of the Cross, on My Way, until he reached death on a cross. And then he bore witness to Me very efficiently, to the point of being killed because of his fearless faith. I defend My Peter. His bewilderment was the last one of his human nature. But his spiritual will was not present at that moment. Dulled by the weight of his humanity, it was asleep. When it awoke, it did not want to remain in sin, but it wanted to be perfect. I forgave him at once.

Judas did not want. […] What is the use of throwing away the price of the betrayal, when such deprivation is only the fruit of wrath and is not corroborated by a righteous will of repentance? Only in such case the act of divesting oneself of the fruits of evil deeds becomes meritorious. But he did not do that. A useless sacrifice.

My Mother, and She was Grace that was speaking and My Treasurer that was granting forgiveness in My name, said to him: “Repent, Judas. He forgives…” Oh! I would have forgiven him! If he had only thrown himself at the feet of My Mother saying: “Mercy! ” She, the Merciful Mother, would have picked him up as a wounded man, and on his satanic wounds, through which the Enemy had imbued him with the Crime, She would have shed Her tears that save and She would have brought him to Me, to the foot of the Cross, holding him by the hand, so that Satan might not snatch him and the disciples might not strike him. She would have brought him so that My Blood might fall first of all on him, the greatest of all sinners. And She would have been the admirable Priestess on Her altar, between Purity and Guilt, because She is the Mother of virgins and saints, but She is also the Mother of sinners.

But he did not want. Meditate on the power of free will, of which you are the absolute arbiters. Through it you can have Heaven or Hell. Meditate on what persisting in sin means.

The Crucified, He Who is holding His arms stretched out and nailed, to tell you that He loves you, and that He does not want and cannot strike you, because He loves you, and prefers to deprive Himself of the possibility of embracing you, His only sorrow in His being nailed to the cross, rather than have the freedom to punish you. Christ Crucified, the object of divine hope for those who repent and want to abandon sin, becomes for the unrepentant the object of such horror that makes them curse and be violent against themselves. They become the murderers of their spirits and bodies through their persistence in sin. And the sight of the Meek Saviour, Who allowed Himself to be sacrificed in the hope of saving them, takes the appearance of a horrifying ghost.”

Source: “The Poem of The Man God”, Maria Valtorta (https://archive.org/details/Volume1OfThePoemOfTheManGod)

The Seven Sins Against the Holy Eucharist

The infiltration of Protestantism into the Catholic world, favored by secularism and by Freemasonry, can lead people not to believe in the real presence of Our Lord Jesus in the Holy EucharistThis serious denial, not only theoretical but also practical, leads to serious consequences such as the following seven sins against the Holy Eucharist:

1. Not believing in the Mass as a sacrifice, but celebrating it just as fraternal banquet, as an invitation to the party and joy, not to thanksgiving prayer and penance.

2. Denying the participation to the offering of the Cross, sacramentally happening on the altar in celebration of every Mass.

3. Not believing that the words of consecration produce the true, real and substantial presence of Christ in the Eucharistic, but believing only in a symbolic presence.

4. Not caring about crumbs and fragments of the consecrated bread fallen during the celebration, no longer considering them as holy.

5. Not kneeling during the Consecration, or in front of the Tabernacle, treating the Host just as a symbol and not the true Body of Christ.

6. Judging as unnecessary the practice of receiving sacramental confession before Communion, even in a state of mortal sin, thinking that it is enough to love Christ, trust His merits and submit to the mercy of the Father. With the consequent sin of sacrilege.

7. Thinking that praying the Act of Contrition is enough to receive forgiveness of mortal sins, forgetting that Jesus told his apostles: “Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained” (John. 20:23)

Source: Lega Eucaristica

Act of Abandonment to God

Jesus speaks:

Why are you in distress and get confused? Let Me take care of your things and everything will calm down. I tell you in Truth that every act of true, blind, and complete abandonment in Me has the effect that you want and solves the most difficult situations. Abandoning yourself to Me does not mean despairing and then turning to Me an agitated prayer so that I may follow you: it is rather about changing your anxiety into prayer.

Abandoning yourself to Me means placidly closing the eyes of your soul, turning away the thought of your pains, and leave it to Me so that I alone may carry you to the other side like a child asleep in his mother’s arms.

What upsets you and gives you immense pain is your reasoning, your thinking, your preoccupation and the will to fix at all costs what troubles you. How many things I work when a soul turns to Me for both her spiritual and material needs, looking at Me and saying “Please take care of it”, and then closes her eyes and rests!

You receive fewer graces when you get anxious to get them, while you have plenty of them when in your prayer you fully abandon yourself to Me. In your prayer, you pray that I remove your pain, but that I do so in the way you think. You turn to Me, but want that I adapt to your ideas. You are like someone who is ill, but instead of asking the doctor for the medicine, he suggests it himself.

Do not do that, but do as I have taught you in the Our Father: “Hallowed Be Thy Name”, that is, be glorified in this need of mine: “Thy Kingdom Come”, that is, everything contribute to your Kingdom in us and in the world, “Your Will Be Done”, that is, take care of it.

I intervene with all My omnipotence and resolve the most difficult situations. You see that the illness gets worse instead of getting better? Do not panic, close your eyes and tell me with confidence: “Thy Will Be Done”, take care of it. I tell you that I will take care of it, that I step in as a doctor and work even a miracle if necessary. You see that the patient gets worse? Do not get anxious, but close your eyes and say: “Take care of it”, I tell you that I will take care of it.

It is against abandonment, worrying, getting anxious, and obsessing over the consequences of an event. It’s like the confusion of children, when they want their mother to take care of their needs, but at the same time want to think about it themselves, and so they get in her way and hamper her work with childish whims.

Close your eyes and let yourself go to the flow of My grace; close your eyes and let Me work; close your eyes and think of the present moment; turn away the thought of the future as a temptation. Rest in Me, believe in My goodness, and I swear to you, for My love for you, that if with this way you then tell me “Take care of it”, I think of it in full, I console you, I set you free, I guide you.

And when I have to take you by a different way from the one you see, then I train you, I carry you in my arms, because there is no medicine more powerful than My love. I take care of it only when you close your eyes. You are sleepless, you want to evaluate everything, scrutinize everything, think about everything, and in this way you put your trust on human strength, or, worse, on men, trusting in their intervention. That’s what hinders My words and My views. Oh, how I wish from you this abandonment so that I may help you, and how I suffer to see you anxious!

Satan wants precisely this: to make you anxious, so that you subtract yourself from my intervention and throw yourself into human initiatives. Confide only in Me, rest in Me, abandon yourself to Me in everything.

I work miracles in proportion to the degree you abandon yourself in Me and put no trust in yourself: I spread treasures of grace when you are in full poverty!

If you have your own resources, even if just a little, or if you look for them, you are in the realm of nature, and follow the natural path of things which is often hampered by Satan. No big thinker ever worked miracles, even among the saints. Works miracles only who abandons himself to God.

When you see that things get complicated, say with the eyes of your soul closed: “Jesus, please take care of it”, and then distract yourself. Trust in Me often, distracting yourself from yourself. Do so for all of your needs. Do so all of you, and you will see great, silent and continuous miracles. I swear it by my Love. I’ll think about it, I assure you.

Always pray with this attitude of abandonment, you will gain great peace and great fruit, even when I will grant you the grace of immolation for repair and love, which requires  suffering. You think it is impossible? Close your eyes and say with all your soul: “Jesus, take care of it”. Do not be afraid, I will take care of it, and you will receive blessings for your humility. Your prayers are not worth as much as an act of confident abandonment; remember this well. There is no novena more effective than this:

“Jesus, I abandon myself to Thy, please take care of it”.

Abandon yourself to My heart, and you will see. I want you to believe in my omnipotence and not in your action, I want you try and put Me into action, and not yourself, in others.

Seek closeness to me, fulfill my desire to have you, bless you and love you as I want. Let go, let Me rest in you, let Me express My omnipotence on you. If you stay with Me, you will not worry to do things your way. You will show Me that you believe in My omnipotence and I will work hard with you when you talk, you go, you pray or sleep, because “to My beloved, I give what they need even in their sleep” (Psalm 126). If you stay with Me without wanting to run nor worry about anything, but putting your complete trust in Me, I will give you everything you need according to my eternal plans.

I’ll inspire you the feelings I want from you, I’ll give you a great compassion for your neighbor and I will let you say and do what I want.

Then your action will come from My love. I alone, not you with all your activities, can make new children, who come from me. I’ll make more the more you will want to be a true son as the Only Begotten, because you know that: “If you do My Will, you’ll be My brother and sister and mother. What you will do to succeed is all smoke in comparison to what I do in the secret of hearts of those who love.

“Remain in My love … if you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you want and you shall receive it” (John 15:7).

Source: Father Ruotolo Dolido