Under one of my posts, an anonymous poster asked me to point something to him/her where he/she might understand why the Pope believes it is better not to kneel since in the Neocatechumenal Way, we do not kneel in the Eucharist.
First of all, the Pope does not think that it is better not to kneel. Just because we do not kneel in the Eucharist does not mean that kneeling is not important or less reverent in any way. I explained to the person who made the comment that the Eastern Catholics also do not kneel in their Eucharist.
The Catholic Church includes BOTH the Latin-rite Church and the Eastern-rite Church that are in communion with the Pope. The Eastern-rite Church have a different liturgy than the Latin-rite Church; nevertheless, their liturgies (which is one of the oldest in Church history) is accepted by the Pope. Eastern Catholics do not kneel in their Eucharist. Most of the time, they stand. Eastern Catholics feel that standing is very reverent. Of course, this is not to say that kneeling is not reverent. In the Holy Bible, one can find kneeling, prostrating, and standing in worshipping God. That is the beauty of the one, holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.
One would also find icons in the Eastern-rite Church. The Latin-rite Church, on the other hand, uses both icons and statues. Like the Eastern Catholics, members of the Way do not kneel in the Eucharist. Despite the different liturgies, however, the Church is one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. In fact, the Church never even called herself "Roman Catholic". Roman Catholic is a modern term. According to EWTN:
The English-speaking bishops at the First Vatican Council in 1870, in fact, conducted a vigorous and successful campaign to insure that the term Roman Catholic was nowhere included in any of the Council's official documents about the Church herself, and the term was not included.
Similarly, nowhere in the 16 documents of the Second Vatican Council will you find the term Roman Catholic. Pope Paul VI signed all the documents of the Second Vatican Council as "I, Paul. Bishop of the Catholic Church." Simply that -- Catholic Church. There are references to the Roman curia, the Roman missal, the Roman rite, etc., but when the adjective Roman is applied to the Church herself, it refers to the Diocese of Rome!
The term Roman Catholic
I don't even call myself "Roman Catholic." I am a Catholic...period. That alone says it all. The beauty about the Catholic Church is that she celebrates a variety of liturgies. Below is a 33 minute video of the Eastern Catholics in the Byzantine rite.