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Kneel or not? Vote for it.

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The Morning Briefing contains a link to this story from Belleville, Ill.: Controversy continues as more Belleville churchgoers are told to get on their knees.

Briefly, Belleville Bishop Edward K. Braxton has sent letters to three pastors ordering them to tell their parishioners they must cease standing and instead, kneel during the reading of the Eucharistic Prayer.

The Web site of the local newspaper, the Belleville News-Democrat, has an online poll about this issue. Here's the poll as I saw it this morning:

Should Bishop Braxton be telling parishioners whether to kneel or not?

Yes. As head of the Catholics in the diocese, it's his responsibility.

"NCR is an excellent source of information. It is my way of keeping up with today's church."

- Theresa Lemaire
Needham, MA

76% of respondents; 1878 votes

No. It should be up to the parishioners and their priest.

23% of respondents; 566 votes

Who can say? It's too hard for me to decide.

1% of respondents; 33 votes

Total Votes: 2477

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