1237 K Sat 20 April 2002
The Liturgy department of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have added another new page, listed on the right.
Unfortunately there is conflicting information on whether Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion can consume what remains of the consecrated wine, the Precious Blood.
On 22 March 2002 there is approval of the USA Norms by Cardinal Medina Estevez "All things to the contrary notwithstanding." The text includes:
But in the USCCB BCL Newsletter of March/April we are told:
Does it need the diocesan bishop's approval or not? We are not given the full text of the letter. But at least as presented, the instructions from Cardinal Medina Estevez seem contradictory.
I think it highlights the difficulties that arise from having new legislation, the Norms, on top of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal. Perhaps things will be simplier in Australia without such Norms.
Copyright J.R. Lilburne, 20 April 2002.
Norms for the Distribution and Reception of Holy Communion under Both Kinds in the Dioceses of the United States of America, - full text