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Was our RCIA director right to say that making the sign of the cross after Communion is improper?

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The RCIA director at our parish said it was liturgically improper to bless yourself with the sign of the cross after receiving Communion. Can you point me to a Church document defining the appropriateness of this gesture?


The burden of proof lies with your RCIA director. Ask him or her to show you a Church document that states that the sign of the cross is improper after receiving the Eucharist. Such a document does not exist. The sign of the cross is always appropriate.


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  1. eileen brown Reply

    if an RCIA director thinks it not right to bless yourself after reception of eucharist perhaps not in right role

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