…every knee should bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth…" (Philippians 2:10)
[quote=Catholic Encyclopedia (1914)]We give honour to the Name of Jesus, not because we believe that there is any intrinsic power hidden in the letters composing it, but because the Name of Jesus reminds us of all the blessings we receive through our Holy Redeemer. To give thanks for these blessings we revere the Holy Name, as we honour the Passion of Christ by honouring His Cross (Colvenerius, “De festo SS. Nominis”, ix). At the Holy Name of Jesus we uncover our heads, and we bend our knees; it is at the head of all our undertakings, as the Emperor Justinian says in his law-book: “In the Name of Our Lord Jesus we begin all our consultations”.
Do any Catholics still act in such a manner? Do any Catholics genuflect at the name of Jesus, not even mentioning the respect due in the presence of Jesus in the sacrament? If not, why not? Why should we feel excluded from this call of respect which St. Paul mention?