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When are lay men and women permitted to proclaim the Gospel in a Catholic church? Your question has to be answered in three parts and must be answered with a sober yes; but the yes can be only permitted in or by a case of grave necessity. The ordinary ministers of the Eucharist are the bishop and the priests of the diocese or religious house. The ordinary ...


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Well, at a minimum, most people read from the Gospel on Palm Sunday and Good Friday (only about four lines which are labeled "[said by the] crowd:"). I think that counts as laity ;-). As to "communion service", the prayers of an EM with the homebound can be considered a "communion service," and anyone is allowed to read there. Coming back to this post ...


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One such organization is Orientale Lumen. As stated on their web site here: Started in 1997 in Washington, DC, these ecumenical conferences are a "grass roots" movement among lay persons and clergy to provide a forum for Christians to learn about the "light from the east." They allow Eastern Orthodox, Eastern Catholics and Roman Catholics to meet and ...


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First, I strongly recommend you read this article, which addresses this common concern among young Catholics. Addressing your specific question: Of course we can answer these questions! Any time anyone is in need of help we are, in fact, called to provide that assistance if we are capable. This is a fundamental part of Christian charity. Furthermore, ...


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For the Divine Office in the Poor Clare monasteries the Gospel may be read at the Office of Readings by the Abbess, when no priest is present.


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