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To: Salvation; All
Question: can a non-Catholic baptized Christian (born again) receive the ashes on Ash Wednesday? (I was going to ask a friend of mine to mass tomorrow.)

Also, what is a polite way of telling her she can't receive communion in the Catholic Church?

Thanks, and God bless!

13 posted on 03/04/2003 6:20:44 AM PST by Gophack
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To: Gophack
As far as I know there is no reason that she cannot receive the ashes tomorrow.

On the Communion item however, I would be tempted to use the inside cover of our missalette that has the guidelines for receiving Communion. Maybe someone else can put it into more delcate words than I am able at this moment.

She is always welcome to go up for a blessing, indicating no communion by placing her arms across her chest, hand to opposite shoulders.

14 posted on 03/04/2003 6:25:55 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Gophack
Also, what is a polite way of telling her she can't receive communion in the Catholic Church?

Simply tell her, as the missalette does, that Communion is a sign of unity. It is sad that there is disunity in the Christian people, but that to share in Communion would be to express a falsehood about our unity.

SD

18 posted on 03/04/2003 9:06:18 AM PST by SoothingDave
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I was wondering if non-Catholics could recieve the blessed ashes today as well. I searched on the internet & found a website from the Georgia Tech Catholic Center. It says, “Since the imposition of Ashes is a Sacramental, non-Catholics may also recieve Blessed Ashes.” If you would like to check this website out ourself, it is “http://cyberbuzz.gatech.edu/catholic/tidings/1999/0214.html";


91 posted on 02/06/2008 12:56:45 PM PST by MeganL
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