Saturday, May 22, 2004

Liturgy Abuse of Pouring Out Consecrated Wine

It is interesting that this story is emphasized and from my experience at a number of churches still being ignored.

From CNS STORY: LITURGY-WINE May-19-2004 (1,100 words) With photo. xxxn:

"Following up on its recent instruction on the Eucharist, the Vatican has ordered a change in U.S. liturgical norms.

It has ordered that any wine to be used for distributing Communion under both kinds be poured into the individual chalices during the preparation of the gifts, before it is consecrated.

It reversed a widespread custom, codified in U.S. norms approved in 2002, that called for distribution of the consecrated wine into the chalices at the time of the breaking of the bread, just before Communion.

Msgr. James P. Moroney, executive director of the U.S. bishops' Secretariat for Liturgy, said the revised norms are effective immediately, but it is up to each bishop to determine how to implement any liturgical change in his diocese."