Bishop Olmstead and the Precious Blood
This is not a specifically Irish issue – it arises in the US diocese of Phoenix under Bishop Olmsted, and if the shindig grows any greater the Bishop may change his mind! However he is planning to restrict permission for non-clerics’ reception of the Precious Blood at Mass.
Some refs to ready access to the “story” can be found here:
The Phoenix statement can be accessed here:
There is also a newer article and posts on the praytell blog started since the rumoured ruling was confirmed.
It seems that the Bishop can make the ruling for his diocese, but I suspect the priest may also rule for his parish. This is galloping ROTR. Personally I feel I am being hustled out of my church.
I hope I’m being unnecessarily alarmist, but wasn’t +Olmert recently appointed to VOX CLARA?