I noticed a petition to rescind a ban on Communion on the tongue was denied. At the very top, as earthbound Church things are counted. Knoxville’s Bishop Stika noted earlier this year:
Many have attacked me and the result was their followers calling the chancery and directed vile and abusive comments to a saintly woman who answers the phone. They will feed hate and lead you to sin. They distort the teachings of Jesus.
Seems like the hands are no less unclean than the tongue.