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Could a Catholic Church minister distribute communion to the community while churches are closed? The short answer is yes. This will also depend on which diocese one is living in and even which parish one in living in within a particular diocese. For example in my home Archdiocese of Vancouver, the archbishop has outlined rules for outdoor drive-in mass and ...


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Does a priest have to consume the Eucharist no matter the state of his soul? Can a priest decide not to consume the Eucharist during mass if in doubt whether he is in mortal sin? The short answer is no. The celebrant must always consume the sacred host at mass, in which he acted as a consecrator of the sacred species. Moreover, the celebrant's Communion is ...


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"Active participation" means participating in the prayer of the Mass. "Active participation" originally meant the congregation participating in the priest's sacrifice, especially by singing the Gregorian chant (cf. Pope St. Pius X, Tra le sollecitudini). The words of consecration must not be said in a loud voice. The Council of Trent, ...


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