Monday, August 31, 2009
Recent Reading: Dominus Est, Bishop Schneider
I went to visit Fr. Peter Stravinskas last Saturday, to give him a draft copy of Praying the Mass and for some conversation. I received a copy of Bishop Athanasius Schneider's book Dominus Est! ("It is the Lord!") This book is about the traditional way the Western Church has shown reverence to the Eucharist, receiving it on the tongue while kneeling. It's a very quick read — it's only 50 pages or so — but it presents a lot of early Church Father texts interspersed with modern magisterial documents, all supporting the need for clear signs in the presence of the Most Blessed Sacrament. I recommend this book to anyone, especially those considering the practice of receiving Communion on the tongue and/or kneeling.