Q. 1. When should Catholic genuflect in the catholic Church? It used to be that when you entered or left the Church, you genuflected beside your pew. Now most Catholic just go straight to the pew upon their arrival, showing no reverence to the Real Presence of Christ in the Church. What happened?
A. 1. The unwritten teachings of the Catholic Church, the Tradition, has always been, when you enter the Church, you walk to your pew, genuflect, and take your seat. When you are leaving the Church, you step into the aisle, genuflect, and walk out. It is that easy!
The same reverence should be shown towards Jesus anytime that you pass before the Blessed Tabernacle. It is not a matter of "Should I?" It is a matter of being obligated to do so because, first of all, Jesus is your Creator, and secondly, He died in your place so that you may inherit the eternal Kingdom that He has prepared for His children. Is that asking too much?
It is written: "'As surely as I live,' says the Lord, 'every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.'" [Rom. 14:11] That includes inside the Church, the House of God!
Jesus said, "Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven." [Mt. 10:32]
I say this because many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. [2 Jn. 1:7] Those who refuse to genuflect before the Real Presence of Jesus in the Catholic Church, by their actions, they are rejecting the Real Presence of Jesus in the Sacred Tabernacles of the world.