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ASK FATHER: EMHCs when instituted acolytes are present

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am an instituted acolyte in formation for Holy Orders.
Based on my reading of the GIRM, an instituted acolyte is an extraordinary minister of holy communion and would be expected to serve in that role should they be … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Are Extraordinary Ministers of Communion against the law?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
The Congregation for the Clergy’s 1997 “ON CERTAIN QUESTIONS REGARDING THE COLLABORATION OF THE NON-ORDAINED FAITHFUL IN THE SACRED MINISTRY OF PRIEST” [HERE] says that “the habitual use of extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion at Mass thus arbitrarily … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can divorced, remarried without “annulment” be Extraordinary Ministers of Communion?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Can divorced/remarried laity, without decree of nullity, become Special Ministers of Communion?
The short answer is “No!”
The longer answer is “Noooooooo!”

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QUAERITUR: A priest who won’t prevent self-intinction

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I am a lay eucharistic minister, and 2 parisheners recieve communion, then dip it in the cup.. I told my parish priest and he never did anything about it. He acted as tho he knew it was wrong, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I take Communion home for my sick wife?

From a reader:
Am I allowed to take home communion for my sick wife & in what.
You are to be commended for wanting to help your wife benefit from the Eucharist.  I hope she is better soon.
The short answer is, No, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: “openly gay EMHC, an ex-priest”

From a reader:
I come from a mid-sized parish with at least 10 EMHCs every Sunday, which just seems like way too much. I’ve also noticed that they give blessings, with the laying on of hands and everything, to catechumens, non-Catholics, etc. I’m a … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: “Nice to see you!”, during Communion

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While about to receive Communion today I was told by a Eucharistic minister “nice to see you” immediately after she had said “Body of Christ,” to me. I had not even responded, “Amen” yet. Is this permissible? I … Continue reading

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