I had to read this post on Fr. Z’s blog, “Priest sits as lay people distribute Communion” more than once to make sure I was not imagining it. Surely this did not happen!
All I can add, to what Fr. Z writes, is that the priest clearly does not understand the difference between “extraordinary” and “ordinary”. They are “Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion” because they should be used in EXTRAORDINARY circumstances. “The ordinary minister of holy communion is a bishop, presbyter, or deacon.”
Why are so many priests so much more concerned with their popularity than with doing what is right?