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The Hon. Dr. Hideyasu M. R. "Hide" Sasaki is a computer scientist working in Gov't of Japan for Big Data Initiative and Catholic lawyer admitted to practice in New York, the United States.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Japan's Catholic bishops ban "communicants' kneeling" throughout Japan's churches. They send esponage priests and monks as instructors of the rite during this Lent. They forced (they use the word "recommended" as a tactical excuse) priests to reject communicants who kneel to show their adoration to the altar around the country. Jesuits are the leaders of this mean campaign. Franciscans have followed it in Tokyo (I don't know they do reluctantly or not, but some of them urged they are the obedient. What kind of obedience to God?). What's going on in this country, which survived three-hundred-year long total ban of Chiristianity in the Edo era?  The communicants are allowed to kneel and receive Corpus Chirsti on the tongues according to the current church code that any bishop congregation's alteration cannot abolish.

I quote the following extracts from two letters sent by the CDF in 2002.
As Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, thus Benedict XVI Papa Emeritus , has recently emphasized, "the practice of kneeling for Holy Communion has in its favor a centuries-old tradition, and it is a particularly expressive sign of adoration, completely appropriate in light of the true, real and substantial presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ under the consecrated species".

And, "Even where the Congregation has approved of legislation denoting standing as the posture for Holy Communion, in accordance with the adaptations permitted to the Conferences of Bishops by the Institution Generalis Missalis Romani n. 160, paragraph 2, it has done so with the stipulation that communicants who choose to kneel are not to be denied Holy Communion on these grounds".

Japan's bishops are obviously against the above Papa's declarations on the kneeling. Why do they want to violate the order by their Superior or the Successor of St. Peter, who has the keys of paradise and abyss? Those priests who would like to hold their offices follow bishops' unlawful interventions and reject kneeling communicants and call them the "disobedient". They should feel no shame at what they have done. In the world of lawyers, we call such persons against the superior legistration as liars without clean hands before courts. What should be brought to them in the Lord's court?
All the four Gospels declare that God is the truth and that Satan is the father of lies. No exception on it. Is any bishiop or priest able to tell me he is not a liar, that belongs to the darkness of Satan.

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