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The theology of body language

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    *You are in the Catholic forum*

    We've all heard the questions and the oft-passionate responses-is it more proper to receive Communion on the tongue or in the hand? Bowing the head or genuflecting beforehand, or kneeling as the host is presented? Which responses are more in line with ancient Church history? Which are more authentic traditions?

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  2. Fenwick

    Fenwick ☩ Broman Catholic ☩

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    I did not know Theology of the Body's origins before. Very interesting. In my defense... I haven't read Theology of the Body, so there's that...

    Sometimes during the liturgy of the Eucharist, I'll see the person in the pew in front of me 'cheating' and kneeling/sitting. I always kind of wish I had a cattle prod that I could put on the lowest setting and just kind of jolt them. Not in a mean way, but like ZAP! GET UP SON!

    But I digress...

    Welp, Fenwick gets an F on that one! Will resubmit for credit.

    Something interesting a trad friend said recently, he said we don't need to dip our fingers in holy water and make the sign of the cross when we leave because we've already received the graces from the Mass. Something along those lines anyway.

    Truth. I see a lot of weaksauce genuflecting, but a lot of it is old people who I think have health issues that keep them from going all the way. So I try not to judge, but some people are obviously just going for minimal effort. There's this one young guy though, I always notice that he takes the time to go down on both knees and cross himself. It's not a quick thing and it's very intentional, I respect it a lot. Like, 'yeah bro, yeah'.