More from the self-styled orthodox in the combox at Rorate Caeli:
If Benedict XVI revokes completely communion in the hand I shall return to Mass.
Does this seem to be eerily similar to the pro-torture premise:
Let me get this straight: other people receive Communion in the hand … people concede you may receive on the tongue … there are certainly Catholic Masses in the world in which one need not even watch believers receive in the hand … and this is why a person has boycotted the source and summit of the Christian life? That somewhere, out of sight, some Catholic is touching the host not with their lips, tongue, and palates, but their palm and fingertips.
Another wonderful politicization of the Eucharist. Do you suppose it ever occurs to such protesters–aside from the damage done by absenting oneself from Christ’s worship of the Father–that the tactics of bygone days get rather tired.