[quote=Mysty101]Ok for those of you who will not receive the Precious Blood because of germs. Do you realize how many times the fingers are touched by the tongue when people receive on the tongue? I really don’t like to distribute on the tongue for this reason. Plus, if my fingers are wet enough (and believe me, I try to be careful, but sometimes people close their mouth too soon.) the next Host may stick. I did almost drop one once, since it stuck to my wet finger, and almost fell when I withdrew my hand.
So the ministers’ fingers may be as contaminated as the cup.
Please vote as you would act when the precious Blood is distributed.
I am really starting to beleive you have a PERSONAL agenda and bias regarding the distribution of Communion ON THE TONGUE, which by the way is a CANONICAL/LITURGICAL RIGHT ALL Catholics have, and priest, or anyone who refuses to give Communion on the Tongue, violates one of the principal rights catholics have, and can suffer severe CANONICAL penalties(I have consulted on this with various Canon lawyer friends).
There should be no problems with “germs” and Communion on the tongue, if the PRIEST is TAUGHT how to correctly place the host on the tongue, and uses a good sized communion wafer. If however, a priest distributing communion, is so afraid and hates to give communion on the tongue, chances are he will make mistakes and put his fingers and maybe his whole hand on someones tongue when distributing. However, those who KNOW the RULES of distribution on the other hand, should not have any problems at all.
Know that the precious blood’s distribution to the laity is a farely NEW novelty, and was never done in our Church until some liberal priests began to PLEASE some few in the 1970’s. The same to be said about clay and crystal/glass chalices which are NOW FORBIDDEN!!(2004).
The laity who believe as the Church teaches that Christ is present Body, soul and divinity in the Validly Consecrated host, should not have a problem with NOT taking the precious blood. In any event, this is the OPTION of the priest, who as my priest friends who are PASTORS do, can absolutely prohibit the distribution of the chalice to the laity(they as pastors have all authority to prohibit this novelty).
Of course here I am talking about CATHOLIC Masses, which cannot be said of some “masses” nowadays.