So you would agree that his opinion of what the "entire Church" should do, ignores what Eastern Catholics do?
You, yourself said he was "opining", not presuming to instruct or command.
But, I think he was inadvertently presuming to tell the Eastern Catholics that their tradition of Communion reception should be changed.
And yet he's opining on what the "entire Church" should do.
The cardinal’s remarks came in response to a question on whether Catholics should receive Communion in the hand or on the tongue.
He recommended that Catholics “receive Communion on the tongue and while kneeling.”
Receiving Communion in this way, the cardinal continued, “is the sign of adoration that needs to be recovered. I think the entire Church needs to receive Communion while kneeling.”
“In fact,” he added, “if one receives while standing, a genuflection or profound bow should be made, and this is not happening.”
I think he means that Latin Rite Catholics should receive Communion while kneeling.
Since he is a cardinal of the Latin Rite...........
And the cardinal was speaking as a Catholic to the Catholic Church, not presuming I believe, to tell the Orthodox how to receive Communion.
Maybe *I'm* being paranoid now
, but why do I feel that however I answer that I'll be walking into a trap?
"Entire Church..."? To *me* that includes all Catholic and all Orthodox Christians. But that's just me. To him....well, you'd better ask His Eminence directly.
The only thing that I "agree" to, and it is certainly not a life and death matter for anyone, Catholic or Orthodox, is that in my opinion
(for whatever *that* is worth), all should kneel before Christ, if able, while receiving Him during Holy Communion. Can't speak for the Cardinal. Nor will I try.