Communion on the tongue while kneeling recommended
“It is to simply know that we are before God himself and that He came to us and that we are undeserving,” he said in an interview with CNA during his visit to Lima, Peru.
He points out that there is a lack of respect while receiving Communion. He acknowledges that there are other ways than kneeling to show respect - bowing or genuflecting, for example - but people too often fail to do even those.
On the tongue? Okay - but I think it can still be done reverently in the hand.
I don't think kneeling should be mandatory. There are many people who have a hard time kneeling - I see them at daily Mass. Even if they were told they could stand, if a rule about kneeling was put in place many would try to kneel, or would feel they are falling short. At daily Mass at least I do see respect: Many people do bow before receiving Communion. Some genuflect.
I agree, though, that people at Sunday Masses could and should show more respect. We need to hear more preached from the pulpit about this.
He was just responding to a question, so this is not an official ruling. Who knows what might be coming down the road, though.
Spanish cardinal recommends that Catholics receive Communion on the tongue :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)