At a new church I went to today for an ethnic party, I learned that the pastor will only allow the communion to be placed on one’s tongue. Apparently, the pastor said that he ruled this to prevent problems like taking home the host.
Is this allowed? Could someone give me a reference?
If Communion is offered Intincted, that is the Host is dipped by the priest into the species of wine, then on Communion on the Tongue is permitted.
That is how it is normally done in my parish, so we have a similar restriction.
Otherwise, in the US, it is the choice of the recipient.
But if the parish, has had incidence of attempted theft of Holy Communion, the pastor would be required to take steps to prevent it. All of the recent Popes have made a similar decision for the exact same reason.