"I will tell you a secret, since we have just a thousand close friends together, and also because we have the Missionaries of Charity with us... "Not very long ago I said Mass and preached for their Mother, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and after breakfast we spent quite a long time talking in a little room. Suddenly, I found myself asking her -- don't know why -- 'Mother, what do you think is the worst problem in the world today?' She more than anyone could name any number of candidates: famine, plague, disease, the breakdown of the family, rebellion against God, the corruption of the media, world debt, nuclear threat, and so on. "Without pausing a second she said, 'Wherever I go in the whole world, the thing that makes me the saddest is watching people receive Communion in the hand.'"- Father George William Rutler, Good Friday, 1989 in St. Agnes Church, New York City (a precise transcript taken from a tape of his talk available from St. Agnes Church)
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Mother Theresa on Communion in the Hand
From the Latin Mass Society, I came across this often quoted statement of Mother Theresa, though this is the first time I have ever seen an actual reference to it with it's origin.