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.


julie said...

Can you tell me where Fr. Stravinskas is these days? I wrote him back in 1992 to tell him how his book, The Catholic Response, helped me understand the truth of the Church I was blessed enough to have been born into! I lost track of him after he stopped writing for the Our Sunday Visitor's, Catholic Answer section.

I have made a note to find the book you mentioned above. We may be
taking over at a Catholic bookstore, so I would want to stock it! Thanks!

Jeffrey Pinyan said...

You can find his contact information here:

He's on the Jersey shore.

julie said...

Thank you for your help!