Tag Archives: Holy Communion

QUAERITUR: We have to have Communion under both kinds and, therefore, extra lay ministers

From a reader:
I have read about valid and invalid motivations for the multiplication of EMHCs. [Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.] The diocesan advisor at my university’s Newman center gave me one which I had not heard before: that without at … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Elements of the Extraordinary Form in the Ordinary Form

From a reader:
Can the Last Gospel and the prayers at the foot of the altar be a part of the Ordinary Form? Also, can the priest say, “May the body of Our Lord Jesus Christ preserve your soul unto life … Continue reading

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In the face of this sort of revolt, what does one do?

I am torn between, on the one hand, pity for these men whose priesthood and ministry was tainted from the onset by bad formation and poor leadership and, on the other, contempt for them as arrogant quislings.
From Vatican Insider:
Germany: Catholic … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: “si fuerint peccata vestra ut coccinum…”

The great Roman Fabrizio sent me a photo of Marines on Iwo Jima’s Mt. Suribachi at Mass,  His commentary follows.

It’s so harrrrd to kneel for Holy Communion, especially if the air-conditioning isn’t working at the “Eucharistic gathering” during the diocesan … Continue reading

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“For the first time in almost 40 years I received Communion on the tongue …”

From a reader:
For the first time in almost 40 years I received on the tongue at this evenings vigil Mass. I have been debating for a long time, due to your witness and also that of some faithful friends and … Continue reading

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What does “manifest sin” mean when talking Communion and can. 915?

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I received a question from a reader this morning:
Without any regard for c. 915, which is the morally correct thing for a priest to do: give the Holy Eucharist to some he knows – who … Continue reading

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Prof. Peters examines development in the case of denial of Communion to aggressive lesbian

The Canonical Defender, Prof. Ed Peters, who does not have an open combox on his fine blog In The Light of the Law, has opined about the case in the Archdiocese of Washington DC, now infamous, wherein a lesbian Buddhist … Continue reading

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Call me overly suspicious

Remember the Lesbian who was denied Holy Communion in the Archdiocese of Washington DC?  Check HERE.
While it is possible to discuss whether can. 915 was properly applied, the oddest part of the incident raised the question of why this lesbian … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: When does the Eucharistic fast start? Before Communion or before Mass?

From a reader:
Does the Eucharistic fast before Mass begin an hour before Mass starts or an hour before you receive Communion. I’ve heard different answers all my life, and some clarification would be great. Thanks
The Eucharistic fast is for an … Continue reading

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Canonist Ed Peters on can. 915 and the denial of Holy Communion to sinners

If a priest has sure and reliable knowledge that a person ought not receive Communion, is he not obliged to deny it?  Tough call.
The great Canonical Defender, Dr. Ed Peters, might not have an open combox on his fine blog … Continue reading

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