Use of Altars by Non-Catholics and More on Albs
ROME, FEB. 7, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Answered by Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: Is it ever permissible for non-Catholic ecclesial communities to celebrate their "liturgy" on a dedicated (fixed) altar? An Episcopalian (Anglican) group which uses our community's guest facilities has been celebrating both their Office and "eucharist" in our basilica. -- F.J., Nodaway, Missouri
Fr. McNamara, in answer, quotes extensively from the Ecumenical Directory. Like all things of this sort in this day and age, after a general statement against such things (thanks to Mortalem Animos, otherwise there wouldn't even be that), but of course, there's a pastoral exception for to allow the heretics to bless their bread on the same altar that Christ is daily incarnated on.
Hmm. Thoughts coming. What can I say? What about the Hindus? I know it isn't Fatima, but... And do they also perform rap music there?