[quote="Zundrah, post:16, topic:274248"]
After I posted on this thread I opened another one asking about it and they referred me to the same letter. So I suppose yes, it shouldn't be practiced. But it still is... not that this makes it okay. It doesn't.
You're right, it doesn't make it OK. I showed the letter to a friend a few days ago while talking about this very issue. He printed it out and says he will be showing it to his priest who DOES give blessings to those in the communion line who are unworthy of communion per the rubrics (for we all are unworthy in a manner: "Domine, non sum dignus..."). He will do this with humility.
The thing we must be careful of is the presentation of this information, and the approach/tone we take when doing so.
The priest himself might be unaware, or the Bishop might not have realized it was an issue to be corrected (which is why merely "keeping your mouth shut" is a non-option).
So, in love for the Eucharist, and love for the process of learning to respect Jesus and understand His presence in the Host, perhaps we should all remember that spiritual communion IS possible, and such a thing should be pointed out more. Presence of Christ, is a blessing. The Mass, is a blessing. There is no need to approach for a blessing outside of the abstract and actual blessings so evident in the entire process of the Mass.
For those who might think it's some restricted access club, it's not that in the spirit of exclusion, but from harmful inclusion prior to readiness.
Anyway... Domine, non sum dignus, ut intres sub tectum meum, sed tantum dic verbo, et sanibitur anima mea.