The Diocese claims that this edict against kneeling is in conformity with GIRM
enacted its anti-money laundering and terrorist financing law (2005-0048) on July 27, 2005 and updated it in 2009.
"As stated in the norms for the Diocese of Phoenix, Holy Communion under both kinds (hereafter 'both kinds') is permitted whenever it is judged appropriate by the priest to whom a given community is entrusted, provided that certain conditions are met." That follows GIRM
offers this useful bit of wisdom: "Moderation should be observed in the decoration of the altar." The paragraph specifically addresses floral decorations in Advent (shouldn't overshadow the joy of Christmas) and Lent (no flowers, with some exceptions).
None of them accommodates treating any part of the Gloria as a refrain, and there is not even a hint in the GIRM
that there should be one.
discusses the various liturgical roles not only of the bishop, priests, and deacons, but also of the other ministers involved in the offering of and the lay faithful in the pews.
1, the newsletter--echoing the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, released in October 2000 (and referred to in liturgical circles by its awkward acronym "the GIRM
")--states that the "only licit posture" for U.S.
Thirdly, the liturgy did not follow the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM
) which reads in #382: "At the Funeral Mass there should, as a rule, be a short homily, but never a eulogy of any kind." (Instructions on the Eucharist, Redemptionis sacramentum, March 2004).
"I don't see anything in the GIRM
(General Instruction on the Roman Missal) about people throwing themselves on the floor during the Eucharistic prayers," he said.
Peter's Seminary spent much of his allotted time on the history of the General Instruction on the Roman Missal (GIRM
) dating back to 1969.
The General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM
) and other documents, including the Gospel of John 13:1-15, leave no doubt that the bishop's understanding of the Holy Thursday liturgy is the correct one.