What would Padre Pio say about the ecumenical novelty of "Eucharistic hospitality"?
Is the ecumenical novelty of "Eucharistic hospitality" outlined in Pope Benedict XVI's 2007 Apostolic Exhortation, Sacramentum Caritatis, compatible with the Church's traditional teaching, laws and practice?
...In general, this document can be considered both as an attempt to rein in the avalanche of liturgical abuses we have seen over the course of the last 40 years and as an effort to reverse the Church’s course by re-appropriating certain elements that were gradually lost along the way after the Council. It is an effort, though, that runs the risk of sterility as long as it confirms the principle of collegiality “baptized” by Vatican II, and as long as the hierarchy hesitates to reassert the coercive aspect of law, which requires that measures be taken against those who infringe it.
The purpose of this brief article is not to examine in detail the Apostolic Exhortation, much of which we welcome with satisfaction (for example, the invitation addressed to priests to return to the Latin liturgy and Gregorian chant). We shall limit ourselves to an examination of its Paragraph 56: “Participation [in the Eucharist] by Christians who are not Catholic.”
In connection with the importance of the Sacrament of Sacraments, we would like to remind our readers about these links on our website that deal with the grave problem of Communion in the hand:
- Communion on the tongue unsanitary?
- Communion in the Hand and Other Similiar Frauds (Michael Davies)
- Is Communion in the hand a sacrilege? (an ex-Eucharistic Minister's study sent to Pope John Paul II)
- Communion in the Hand: Documents and History (a former diocesan bishop speaks out!)
We also have this article related to Padre Pio's view on Vatican II (and its detrimental effects on religious life) and the New Mass: Padre Pio: on Vatican II & New Mass.