[quote="Tietjen, post:12, topic:225744"]
Agreed. However, Mark said "Receiving" and the GIRM speaks of "distributing." IE - the laity receives and the clergy distributes; so this is referring to the role of the clergy and offering Holy Communion under both species. It's not referring to the laity's role to necessarily receive under both species for the purpose of a "fuller" Eucharist. God bless.
The General Instruction seems to disagree, from further down in the above quoted passage:
"21. The extension of the faculty for the distribution of Holy Communion under both kinds does not represent a change in the Church's immemorial beliefs concerning the Holy Eucharist. Rather, today the Church finds it salutary to restore a practice, when appropriate, that for various reasons was not opportune when the Council of Trent was convened in 1545. (32) But with the passing of time, and under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the reform of the Second Vatican Council has resulted in the restoration of a practice by which the faithful are again able to experience "a fuller sign of the Eucharistic banquet." (33)
"...the faithful are again able to experience a fuller sign." Naturally, the faithful are not required to receive both Sacred Species, but Mark was correct in his original assertion, which had to do with the outward "sign," not the adequacy of receiving one Sacred Species alone. I seem to recall Ven. Pope John Paul II making the same statement in a catechesis session, but I cannot recall which.