Communion in our local churches are passed out by memebers of the congregation. Like everything in the Catholic church, everything has changed so much...it’s slowly losing its meaning. And this pope doesn’t help.
My memory may be fuzzy, but I could swear priests used to wear (cloth) gloves.
This is probably profane but a long line of parishioners with one priest with or without gloves doesnt sound sanitary for hard hit parishes. So is there any chance they could use a hydrogen peroxide fogger in lieu of swinging the incense around? I mean if the idea is supposed to be purification.
Numbers 19: Purification
Many times I have received communion where the priest used tongs. And every person used an individual cup.
Our EMEs are not to wear gloves but must wash hands immediately before and after. All parishioners must cup their hands so it can be dropped in them without touching the parishioner.
Not just profaning the Eucharist - if anything, gloves protect the priest but not all the next recipients in line.