Fr. Zuhlsdorf asks how can Holy Communion be "distributed to so many in any way that even slightly resembles “reverent”? He continues:
What signal do we send through this experience of Communion?Most non-Catholics, perhaps even most Catholics these days, will probably not 'get' what the problem is here. As Cardinal Newman once remarked about such matters, the historical data are there for anyone interesting in doing the spadework. Let anyone interested to the work. Why should I waste my time?
My solution would be, if Masses like this are necessary (and Popes seem to think they are) that there would be no distribution of Communion beyond the immediate ministers for Mass.
Now that I have that off my chest, here are some photos of distribution of Holy Communion during the last big mega-Mass in Rio during World Youth Day. I picked these up from the Italian blog Messa in latino (more there).
Disposable plastic cups, my friends. That’s what they used for distribution of Holy Communion. Disposable plastic cups.
Prelates filled with the Holy Spirit? the Spirits? the Spirit of Vatican II?