[left]Nearly every Mass I have been to in my life has used extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist. Even weekday mases with about only about a dozen parishoners. This goes on despite repeated instructions from Rome to the contrary.
2. The distribution of Holy Communion[/left]
[88.] The faithful should normally receive sacramental Communion of the Eucharist during Mass itself, at the moment laid down by the rite of celebration, that is to say, just after the Priest celebrant’s Communion. It is the Priest celebrant’s responsibility to minister Communion, perhaps assisted by other Priests or Deacons; and he should not resume the Mass until after the Communion of the faithful is concluded. Only when there is a necessity may extraordinary ministers assist the Priest celebrant in accordance with the norm of law.
Is it any wonder that American Catholics often ignore the teachings of the Church when our Bishops ignore the teachings of the Church?
Sorry for the rant but this one bugs me.