Redemptionis Sacramentum. The Sacrament of Redemption. A Summary Guide. This is an unofficial summary and guide to the Instruction. Redemptionis sacramentum is the title of an instruction on the proper way to celebrate Mass in the Roman Rite and, with the necessary adjustments, in other. Redemptionis Sacramentum / Instruction on Certain Matters to Be Observed or to Be Avoided Regarding the Most Holy Eucharist [Congregation For Divine.
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Communion under Both Kinds [ By redemotionis this link, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops assumes no responsibility for, nor does it necessarily endorse, the website, its content, or sponsoring organizations. Must concelebrating priests receive Holy Communion under both kinds? Are there specific concerns that are being addressed? What procedure is to be followed when more than one chalice is needed for the distribution of Holy Communion under both kinds?
In the same way, if we improperly use the “liturgical medication”, mankind won’t be able to heal its spiritual wounds.
The Place for the Celebration of Holy Mass  2. Instruxcin 87 pp. It is not possible to be silent about the abuses, even quite grave ones, against the nature of the Liturgy and the Sacraments as well as the tradition and the authority of the Church, which in our day not infrequently plague liturgical celebrations in one ecclesial environment or another.
Today’s Instruction is far from being an innovation. Whenever such associations assume an international character, it pertains to the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments to erect them and to instrucin their statutes.
It should also be borne in mind that removing or retaining the consecrated species for a sacrilegious purpose or casting them away are graviora delictathe absolution of which is reserved to the Congregation for the Instduccin of the Faith. For if a Priest redenptionis lacking in the community, then the community lacks the exercise and sacramental function of Christ the Head and Shepherd, which belongs to the essence of its very life.
Thirty Questions on the Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum
Nor are other drinks of any kind to be admitted for any reason, as they do not constitute valid matter. In order that especially in the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy the Church might duly safeguard so great a mystery in our own time as well, the Supreme Pontiff has mandated that this Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments,  in collaboration with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, should prepare this Instruction treating of certain matters pertaining to the discipline of the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
Congregation of Rites, Instruction Eucharisticum mysteriumn. The instruction describes as abuses the use of unauthorized Eucharistic Prayers or the division of the Eucharistic Prayer among deacons or lay persons, the insertion of unauthorized acclamations, and the breaking of the host at the words of institution. Still, the Most Holy Sacrament, when exposed, must never be left unattended even for the briefest space of time.
The Conference of Bishops [ It concludes with “All things to the contrary notwithstanding. AAS 80 p.
COMMENTARY ON THE INSTRUCTION “REDEMPTIONIS SACRAMENTUM”
However, it is far from dry in its approach. For its part, this Congregation, on the strength of the faculties given to it by the Roman Pontiff, according to the nature of the case, will assist the Ordinary, granting him the necessarydispensations  or giving him instructions or prescriptions, which he is to follow diligently. Why is this document being published? It is a matter of “public” prayer whose importance, because of its character, surpasses that of other prayers.
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Normae de dispensatione a sacerdotali caelibatu ad instantiam partis, Normae substantiales14 Octoberart.
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Over and above the corrective sense, however, I consider it important to grasp its intimate sense of promotion. At this point a question might arise: Accordingly, forms of adoration that are not only private but also public and communitarian in nature, as established or approved by the Church herself, must be greatly promoted.
If the matter is serious, let him inform the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. This is a most serious duty incumbent upon each and every one, and all are bound to carry it out without any favouritism.
“Redemptionis Sacramentum”, a problematic answer to liturgical abuse
Indeed, in such circumstances, those who may have already been appointed to this ministry should not exercise it. The community that gathers for the celebration of the Eucharist absolutely requires an ordained Priest, who presides over it so that it may truly be a eucharistic convocation.
It well identifies the secondary causes of these abuses: Dispositions for the Reception of Holy Communion [ When the matter turns out to be serious, the Ordinary should send to the same Dicastery as quickly as possible a copy of the acts of the inquiry that has been undertaken, and where necessary, the penalty imposed.
What roles are available to laity? All Ordinaries should be vigilant in order that all usage to the contrary be eradicated. It should be borne in mind that the experts are to be chosen from among those whose soundness in the Catholic faith and knowledge of theological and cultural matters are evident. Notitiae 34 pp. It is fitting that such a one should have received a liturgical formation in accordance with his or her age, condition, state of life, and religious culture.
The practice of those Priests is reprobated who, even though present at the celebration, abstain from distributing Communion and hand this function over to laypersons. AAS 95 pp. Congregation for Divine Worship, Instruction, Liturgicae instaurationes: The liturgical expression of this dialogue is marked by the fact that it is not a single believer or group of believers who are at stake, but the Church herself.
Does the instruction change the Offertory Procession? Previously there could be concerns about security, as Monsignor Peter Elliott wrote: Ignatius of Antioch, Ad Magn.