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ASK FATHER: Can a bishop forbid Communion on the tongue during an epidemic?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Can a bishop lawfully ban the faithful from receiving Holy Communion on the tongue in the midst of a flu outbreak or for some other reason?
This sounds to me like overkill… perhaps even hysteria.
I think a bishop can … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Communion in time of epidemic

From a reader in Mexico City on the Swine Flu outbreak.
My emphases and comments.
As you are probably aware by now, there is a very serious influenza (also called swine flu) outbreak in Mexico City, since yesterday we are on alert. … Continue reading

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