Last Saturday the celebrant priest ordered (not suggested) that to everyone who wanted to receive at Mass, allegedly in order to avoid spreading the flu. He didn’t say it was our bishop’s decree, or even his superior’s; it seemed to be an order he just felt was right.
It was my first time doing that, and I certainly felt uneasy about it, even though I know it’s not a sinful act. I just did it so as not to disrespect his authorithy (he was just sitting, watching as the EMHC alone handed out the heavenly Bread).
Feelings aside, I do wonder if what he did was right and under what circumstances is something like this an abuse.
I hope you can comment on this.