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Catholics can also receive while standing if they do so ‘with devotion’, the Pope said

The Pope reminded Catholics that those in a state of sin must go to confession first

The cardinal said the idea of only allowing Communion in specific cases was a ‘rhetorical trick’

Canon law does not envisage the ongoing reception of Communion by someone who remains Protestant

The Protestant must ‘affirm the faith of the Catholic Church’ and wish to end ‘serious spiritual distress’

The cardinal called for greater respect for the Blessed Sacrament

The Diocese of Down and Connor also warned against distributing the Precious Blood during Communion

Modern-day Pharisees are trying to get round the Church’s teaching on objective right and wrong. Their next target? Humanae Vitae

A silent majority of bishops agree, but one can appreciate why they haven’t spoken out

And it has nothing to do with female priests and deacons