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In the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham (whose territory is Great Britain), the following apply. The document was issued under the name of the Ordinary, with the approval of the Holy See: The Distribution of Holy Communion In keeping with the Anglican tradition, it is highly commended that Holy Communion ...


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Receiving Communion on the tongue and kneeling has always been and still is the norm for Catholics. The founders of Protestantism (Luther, Cranmer, et al.) advocated Communion in the hand to emphasize, against Catholic teaching, that a consecrated Host is just bread (Deus panis factus). John Paul II wrote in Dominicæ Cenæ that To touch the sacred ...


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In the US, what are the guidelines on how one should receive Holy Communion? Those who receive Communion may receive either in the hand or on the tongue, and the decision should be that of the individual receiving, not of the person distributing Communion. If Communion is received in the hand, the hands should first of all be clean. If one is right ...


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A Different Approach Under VIRTUES AND VICES in A CATECHISM OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE | CATHOLIC TRUTH SOCIETY, Q.3221 reads: 322. Which are the Seven Spiritual Works of Mercy? [...] 7. To pray for the living and the dead. Therefore, both ought to be prayed for, and offering Mass is the best way to pray for the living and the dead. MattGutting's and ...


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You're essentially asking "What's the difference between praying for the dead and praying for the living; and which is more important?" Catholicism, by its interpretation of the communion of saints, believes that each living believer is in communion not only with all others living, but equally with those who have "fallen asleep in Christ": "So it is ...


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When Catholics say that a Mass is celebrated "for" something or someone, it just means that the priest offering the Mass, which for Catholics is the very highest form of prayer, for the sake of some intention. It is a kind of intercessory prayer, and Masses can be offered for any kind of intention (for example, for an end to a war or famine, for a recovery ...



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