Creative Minority Report has a wonderful letter from Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Centre to his pastor Father Coschignano about moving the Blessed Sacrament back to the main body of the Church. The letter manages with no finger pointing to point our some some problems the Bishop witnessed in comportment of those receiving the Eucharist. Besides having the Tabernacle moved the Bishop also requested that catechesis on the reverence due to the Blessed Sacrament also be given.
As they say – read the whole thing.
Fr. Z also has a nice anti-fisk on this letter.
I always find it confusing when the Blessed Sacrament is reserved in an area way off the main axis of the Church. With the Tabernacle not easily within line of site do you just make a profound bow to the altar or do you turn at an angle to where the Blessed Sacrament is reserved and genuflect? Usually I go for the angle genuflection, but it makes me feel like an artiliary officer and that I need to call in to verify I have the right angle and I wish I had a laser spotter.
I have observed that most people don’t have this problem since they neigher genuflect or make a profound (or even non-profound) bow as they enter in churches designed this way.