This is really a follow-up to the situation in Austria to this blog post. But what's funny is that the unity was a unity of "disobedience", so to speak. Here's the scene:
The parish church of Amras, Austria, near Innsbruck in Tyrol, was chock-a-block full for the first-Communion Mass on April 22. Shortly before Communion, the parish priest, Norbertine Fr. Patrick Busskamp, announced that only Catholics who were in a state of grace should come forward to Communion. Catholics who are divorced and remarried and Catholics who do not attend Mass every week were not worthy to receive the Eucharist, he said.I don't know how long this will continue in Austria, but it illustrates, again as I mentioned here, “the splendor of unity” that Vatican II put into place when they thought they were being clever by being “so brilliantly ambiguous as to be capable of serving the interest of both parties”, the Liberals and the Conservatives, with the same equivocal statements.
When Communion time came, not a single adult came forward. The entire congregation demonstratively remained seated. Only the children received Communion.