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To: netmilsmom

You wrote:

“Not in our parish. We are a Slovak parish with our Priests under their Bishops in Slovakia where blessings are not illicit.”

A priest can bless someone in the communion line. A lay person cannot. I think that is what was being referred to.


19 posted on 06/21/2012 10:13:48 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998
A priest can bless someone in the communion line. A lay person cannot. I think that is what was being referred to.

Incorrect.

QUAERITUR: A Baptist going up for a blessing during Communion time

"According to the Church’s liturgical laws, Communion time is for Communion. Doing something other than what the liturgical rites prescribe during Mass is not permitted. The Communion portion of Mass is governed by the rubrics, rules, just like every other part of Mass. Priests and others have no authority to change those rubrics on their own. They shouldn’t be giving blessings during Communion time. This is, nevertheless a wide-spread practice. In my opinion, all those people going up for a blessing, with good will and in good faith, are not doing anything wrong. I and others think (correctly) that the practice should be ended and people should be given the whys and wherefores. Ending it should be accompanied by lot of instruction and it should be ended through a careful and kind process."

21 posted on 06/22/2012 2:23:43 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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