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  /   Saturday October 19, 2002  

This topic has been in the back of my mind for a few weeks, but I hadn’t had time to post anything on it. It has to do with the genuflection vs. bowing before receiving the Eucharist that was the talk of the HMS blog a few weeks ago. Here are the posts:

Greg Popcak gives his story
Duncan Maxwell Anderson gives his piece
Emily Stimpson makes her point
Greg Popcak’s wife speaks up

At one time, I did genuflect before receiving the Eucharist. I stopped doing this when I heard that a bow of the head would become the norm in the United States. That’s what I do now.

With that being said, I wish that genuflection had been chosen instead. After all, why do we genuflect to the tabernacle but not before receiving the exposed Eucharist? It doesn’t make sense to me.

On the other hand, I’m glad that some sign of reverence was prescribed. I hope that word of it gets out so that some people actually do it. Something must be done to foster faith in the Real Presence. We as Catholics need to treasure the wonderful gift that Jesus has given us.

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