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The Catechism of the Catholic Church, in its discussion of this sacrament, quotes the Letter of James: Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the Church and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he ...


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In short, the answer is “yes,” if that is at all possible. By “last rites” is usually meant the administration of the Sacraments to the dying: namely, the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession), the Annointing of the Sick, and the Eucharist, commonly called the Viaticum (the “food for the journey”). (Evidently, Reconciliation and the Eucharist are given ...


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To answer your question about 'extreme unction' Gillets summarizes it best under the phrase 'qualified sense' The seven sacraments of the church were all admitted, though in a qualified sense, by Wickliffe. It is evident that his exposition of their significance would strip them of all that peculiar importance which was attributed to them by the prevalent ...


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A priest could consecrate a host and administer himself Viaticum (last Holy Communion before his death). A priest cannot absolve himself, but he could make an act of perfect contrition. Extreme unction is performed by a priest on a sick person with the use of reason.


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St. Damien ministered to leper colonies, himself becoming infected with leprosy: One cannot modify the form or matter of a sacrament without invalidating it.


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What is the proper term for performing the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick on someone? The Catechism of the Catholic Church states the following: 1516 Only priests (bishops and presbyters) are ministers of the Anointing of the Sick. It is the duty of pastors to instruct the faithful on the benefits of this sacrament. The faithful should encourage ...


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Can a priest administer last rites to himself? The short answer is no. The Roman Catholic sacrament of anointing of the sick or extreme unction is performed on a seriously ill person for spiritual and physical strength, or when a person is close to death as preparation for heaven. The priest anoints the sick person with oil and prays over him. When ...


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The Catechism of the Council of Trent on Extreme Unction quotes St. James 5:14-15: Is any man sick among you? Let him bring in the priests of the church and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith shall save the sick man. And the Lord shall raise him up: and if he be in sins, they shall be forgiven him....


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