I have always been under the impression that the practice of "intinction" is not an acceptable way of receiving the Eucharist. Is this no longer the church's position?

In 2002 the USCCB issued the following document that accompanied the New Roman Missal Third Typical Edition. The document, Norms for the Distribution and   Reception of Holy Communion under Both Kinds in the Dioceses of the United States of America, includes the following paragraphs:


49. Holy Communion may be distributed by intinction in the following manner: "Each communicant, while holding a Communion-plate under the mouth, approaches the Priest who holds a vessel with the sacred particles, with a minister standing at his side and holding the chalice. The Priest takes a host, intincts it partly in the chalice and, showing it, says: 'The Body and Blood of Christ.' The communicant replies, 'Amen,' receives the Sacrament in the mouth from the Priest, and then withdraws."


50. The communicant, including the extraordinary minister, is never allowed to self-communicate, even by means of intinction. Communion under either form, bread or wine, must always be given by an ordinary or extraordinary minister of Holy Communion.