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QUAERITUR: Deacons receiving Communion more than twice a day – Fr. Z rants

From a transitional deacon:
Is it lawful for a deacon to communicate more than twice on a Sunday, or any other day, for that matter?
I am currently a transitional deacon, and I am unsure if deacons can receive more than twice … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Why don’t priests use the Apostolic Pardon for the dying?

From a reader:
I understand that the Sacrament of the anointing is not the same as the apostolic pardon. Why is it that some priests do not say those words for this pardon and give both the blessing and the pardon? … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Reception of Communion twice in one day, revisited.

From a reader:
The seminarians of ___ are assigned a parish for the summer (as most are, I presume). Sometimes the seminarians serve at more than two Masses. Can they receive Holy Communion more than twice?
No. Unless they are about to … Continue reading

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