My 15 year old daughter (a home schooler) went to daily mass this week at a church that is not our usual parish. As is her custom at our usual parish, she genuflected prior to receiving communion. She did this while the person in front of her was receiving. It did not slow down or disrupt the communion procession. It is commonly done at our usual parish.
After Mass without any discussion the priest handed her a typewritten note. It stated that he did not want her to genuflect when receiving Communion because it showed a lack of unity with other communicants and created a potentially dangerous situation because he had seen someone trip over a genuflecting communicant previously.
Is it legitimate for him to prohibit genuflection before receiving Communion?