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  • Priest’s hospital room mix-up allows dying woman to receive sacraments

    Priest’s hospital room mix-up allows dying woman to receive sacraments

    • Jan 6, 2018

    A priest in Los Angeles went into the wrong hospital room, and the mistake ended up being “spectacular” as the person he mistakenly visited was dying and was able to take Communion.

  • Why the Catholic Church bans gluten-free communion wafers

    Why the Catholic Church bans gluten-free communion wafers

    • Jul 23, 2017

    The letter that was released recently from the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship had some people, especially those suffering from celiac disease, wondering why gluten must remain in the host. Joanne M. Pierce of the College of the Holy Cross explains a bit of the history.

  • Gluten and Communion: What’s a celiac to do?

    Gluten and Communion: What’s a celiac to do?

    • Jul 12, 2017

    A layperson affected by celiac disease who is unable to receive even a low-gluten host may receive Communion under the species of wine only. A priest in a similar situation, when taking part in a concelebration, may with permission of the Ordinary receive Communion under the species of wine only.

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