KNEELING

Question:

Why are parishioners not instructed to kneel during the consecration? With Vatican approval the U.S. Bishops in both 1969 and 1995 decreed as a norm that people are to kneel beginning after the Sanctus until after the Amen of the Eucharistic Prayers.




Answer:

You are correct. The United States Bishops did indeed discussed this issue with great energy (They are the only group that can propose such a change, and then it would have to be accepted by Rome). However the Bishops voted against any change. Thereby, throughout the Entire U.S. we are to kneel from the end of the Sanctus until the Amen at the end of the Eucharistic Prayer.... only exception being those who are unable to kneel, because in handicap, sickness or age.

PASTOR OFFERED ANTHONY WILHELM¹S CHRIST AMONG US AS A SOURCE FOR APPROVAL...

How can anyone use this as a reference.... it refers to the Eucharist as a symbol of Christ. The Second Edition of Christ Among Us, has been banned by the Church, and I am sure the third and subsequent editions have been as well.