ASK FATHER: Change the shape of Hosts to make them easier to administer in COVID-19 time

From a reader…

QUAERITUR:

Would changing the shape of a host be allowed in order to decrease the chance of the priest touching a communicant’s tongue? Would an oval shaped host, for example, make it easier for the priest when distributing the Eucharist to a communicant who isn’t very good at receiving on the tongue? I think receiving on the tongue will be limited if not banned once Mass is public again and just thinking if the host has to be round and if a different shape could be helpful. Sorry if this is a dumb question.

Praise the Lord

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Musical Meditations for Good Friday

Popule Meus, by Tomas Luis de Victoria, Christ’s lament from the Cross, ‘My People, what have I done to you, or in how have I offended you? Answer me!’

The Reproaches, also by Victoria, who wrote the music before it was imitated by Thorin and company, who sound like monks, and not the other way around:

And the same words, this time to music by the incomparable Palestrina, of whom there is never enough:

Praise the Lord

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