i just read an article by a cannon lawyer regarding the appropiateness of receiving the Blessed Sacrament on one’s knees. i am not sure exactly what the answer was though. the writer cited the girm in that the norm is standing, though one who kneels should not be denied Communion.“rather such instances should be addressed pastorally, by providing the faithful proper catechisis for this norm”-thats the GIRM
so… does that mean dont? or its ok as long as one is not told otherwise by the pastor.
some months ago, i found myself very much desiring to receive Communion on my knees. at first i was worried about doing it, seeing as how no one else did, though i had heard that it was done and in fact, i think i recall an e letter of karl keatings addressing the subject saying it was alright, though i was not so much concerned one way or the other at that time. but now after working up the nerve, and feeling compeled to posture myself in such a…posture (for lack of a better word (:, i dont want to stop if i dont need to. but more so than that, i dont want to not be obedient. is it being disobedient though to do something thats just outside the norm in the U.S.?