It's officially a trend now. A second diocese, Madison, Wis., has moved to restrict Communion under both species.
Read all about it at Deacon Greg Kandra's blog post here . Another interesting analysis is at Dating God, where Daniel P. Horan, OFM, says, "It strikes me as nothing less-than an clerical overstepping and unnecessary demarcation of the clergy and laity." Read his full blog post here .
I try to not get upset about every little step backward by the church hierarchy, but when it's evident that a movement is underway to take us back to a church where laity knew their place and had appropriate awe--not necessarily for God, but for their leaders and the trappings of the church--it is very depressing.
The new Mass translations, banning altar girls, limiting the Communion cup. What's next? No Communion in the hand? Bring back the Communion rail? Getting rid of the vernacular altogether?