Yes. First, note that receiving under
both species is not required. As the Council of Trent states...
"If any one
saith that the precept of God or by necessity of salvation all and each of the
faithful of Christ ought to receive both species of the most holy sacrament of
the Eucharist: let him be anathema." (Council of Trent)
Second, note what the
Council of Constance says about those who think it is illicit for the laity to
receive Holy Communion under the species of bread alone...
"...it must be
believed most firmly and not at all doubted that the whole body of Christ and
the blood are truly contained under the species of bread as well as under the
species of wine. Therefore, to say that to observe this custom or law [that the
laity receive Holy Communion under the species of bread alone] is a sacrilege or
illicit must be considered erroneous, and those perniciously asserting the
opposite of the above mentioned must be avoided as heretics and should be
severely punished, either by the local diocesan officials or by the inquisitors
of heretical depravity." (Council of Constance, 1415 A.D.)
Third, note that there good reasons to communicate only under the species of bread, as required under
the old Canon Law (Church Law)...
"The most Holy
Eucharist is to be given only under the form of bread." (1917 Code of Canon Law)
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