Today I can publish another Position Paper from the FIUV. This one defends the practice at the Extraordinary Form of not having reception (by the Faithful) of Holy Communion under 'Both Kinds': under the Species of Bread and Wine. The distribution of the Chalice to the Faithful has become ubiquitous in Europe and North American (though not elsewhere), and the practice at the Traditional Mass needs explanation and defence.
This is one of those topics in which the creators of the Novus Ordo sought to revive a long-defunct practice. They seemed always to do it in a rather different way, which, added to the very different circumstances of modernity (and the rest of the reformed Mass), makes it very different from what had originally happened. Another example of this is the revived 'Sign of Peace', which will be the topic of the next Position Paper. In this case, one key variable which effects the practice is frequent Communion, and the key difference to the way it is done between the modern and ancient forms is that formerly the Faithful received either by intinction (as is still done in the East), or using a metal straw (which was still used in Papal Masses up to the Council). As the paper explains, these make a very big difference to the pastoral implications of the practice of Communion Under Both Kinds: it's not like it was in the 7th century.
I have written some more commentary on my own blog here (where comments are allowed); the paper can be downloaded as a pdf here. the full set of papers, including the introductory disclaimer, can be downloaded from the FIUV website. The first 13 can be bought as a hard-copy book here.