...In the last couple of decades, Communion under both species (with the congregation able to receive the Pre-cious Blood as well as the Sacred Host) has become routine in our experience. I knew (as many of you do) that Communion under both species was first introduced, on a limited basis, after the Second Vatican Council, and that it has become much more common since. What I did not know was that the widespread American practice of offering both species at most Sunday Masses began here under an indult (special permission) given by the Vatican in 1975, which expired in 2005.
That letter from Mgr K Holmes, rector of the Cathedral in Madison. Looks like it's going to phase out starting 1 Advent.
The flocks of "ministers" (and minister-ettes) in some Milwaukee parishes is almost 10% of the entire congregation; the traffic near-requires a cop to keep them all orderly.
About time it ends here, too.