Category Archives: The Eucharist

The Eucharist and Sacramental Validity, Part II

Q: How are some priests who are recovering alcoholics permitted to use grape juice instead of wine at Mass? Don’t you have to use wine to have a valid consecration of the Eucharist? –Doug A: Doug’s question is, in a … Continue reading

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The Eucharist and Sacramental Validity, Part I

Q:  One of my fellow-parishioners has a violent allergy to wheat, so he can’t receive the Eucharist under the form of bread. He has to receive from the chalice instead. Why can’t priests get permission to use some other type … Continue reading

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Can We Receive Holy Communion Twice on Christmas Day?

Q: When we were kids, we were told that on Christmas Day, we were allowed to receive Holy Communion twice, if we attended two Masses.  The same was true for Easter.  Is this still allowed?  –Margie A: As was discussed … Continue reading

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Questions about Eucharistic Ministers

Q1: In my parish, when there is a priest distributing Communion in one line, and a Eucharistic Minister in another line, I’ve seen people deliberately switch lines so that they can receive from the priest.  Is there something wrong with … Continue reading

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Can Pro-Abortion Politicians Receive Holy Communion?

Q: What does the Code of Canon Law say about pro-abortion politicians being allowed to receive Holy Communion?  –Jay

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