ASK FATHER: Ordinary Form Mass with a Communion rail?

Posted February 2, 2017 12:08 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

ASK FATHER: Ordinary Form Mass with a Communion rail?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I’ll ask the question up front: Is it illicit to celebrate the Ordinary Form while using a communion rail? If not, would use of a rail while celebrating the OF preclude reception of Communion in the hand, or while standing? Would it be verboten for a communicant to kneel at the rail, but receive in the hand? (I know… why would anyone want to do THAT?)
Yes, it is licit to celebrate the Ordinary Form and also to distribute Communion at a Communion rail.
The Church’s law guarantees the right of the faithful to kneel to receive.  In most places

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