Tag Archives: Extreme Unction

25 March: The Good Thief, St. Dismas

Though we are deep into Lent, today we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation.
However, did you know that today is the feast day of the “Good Thief“, known by tradition as St. Dismas?
I have sometimes wondered about the choice of … Continue reading

FacebookEmailPinterestGoogle GmailShare/Bookmark
Posted in Saints: Stories & Symbols | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments

QUAERITUR: Why not Sacrament of Anointing before execution?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
In my Religion book by Fr. Laux, “Mass and the Sacraments”, he says without any explanation that soldiers going into battle and criminals before execution cannot receive Extreme Unction. I get the soldiers part, but why can’t the … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , , | 39 Comments

QUAERITUR: Everyone going forward at a “healing Mass” for Anointing of the Sick

From a reader:
I am a graduate student at ___, and over the past few weeks have received two emails (one related to the tragedy this past weekend) for “Healing Masses” in which (quoting the one) “priests…will be available to administer the … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, The Drill | Tagged , , , , , , | 99 Comments

Footage of Pius XII and old rite Extreme Unction

Blasts from the past:

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Just Too Cool, Linking Back, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , | 27 Comments

QUAERITUR: Does sacrament of anointing forgive mortal sins?

From a reader:
Can mortal sins be forgiven in the sacrament of Extreme Unction? The Catechism of Trent seems to say no:
“Pastors, therefore, should teach that by this Sacrament is imparted grace that remits sins, and especially lighter, or as they … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged , | 41 Comments