Why not EMHC's
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(04-14-2011, 10:01 PM)Petertherock Wrote: OK...I have heard this excuse that EMHC's should not give out Communion because only Consecrated hands should touch the Host. But obviously that's not true since Deacon's are allowed to give out Communion even before VII and they don't have Consecrated hands. I ask this because lay people come in to give my mother Communion every day at the hospital even though this hospital has a priest on staff. Now it could be the priest is busy giving people the Sacrament of the Sick and I know he also works at the Cathedral too but I cringe when a lay person gives Communion out. At least today when I was there it was a man but there has been women of course giving out Communion. I haven't said anything since my parents aren't trads and wouldn't understand and I really can't say anything about only Consecrated hands should touch the Sacred Bread. So does anyone have the real reason why lay people shouldn't give out Communion?

It is not only because of consecration.

There are many reasons.

The biggest reason which applies the most that I see is that it is unnecessary and the use of them indicates a problem with the thoughts of the person allowing them.

Lay people can give it in certain situations. For example, if a church was in danger of being desecrated and it was a matter of allowing desecration or consuming everything to save it, I'd certainly do what is better, but for receiving, I kneel and prepare myself and receive from the priest's hands.

Deacons and subdeacons are major orders (or were, I do not know what the current way of describing them is). They are not just lay people.
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Why not EMHC's - by Petertherock - 04-14-2011, 10:01 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Bakuryokuso - 04-14-2011, 10:15 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by The_Harlequin_King - 04-14-2011, 10:19 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Resurrexi - 04-14-2011, 10:28 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Historian - 04-14-2011, 10:29 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by bkovacs - 04-14-2011, 10:30 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Vetus Ordo - 04-14-2011, 10:31 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Historian - 04-14-2011, 10:33 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Resurrexi - 04-14-2011, 10:33 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Resurrexi - 04-14-2011, 10:36 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Vetus Ordo - 04-14-2011, 10:44 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Resurrexi - 04-14-2011, 10:53 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by NorthernTrad - 04-14-2011, 10:56 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Petertherock - 04-14-2011, 11:02 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Vetus Ordo - 04-14-2011, 11:04 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by CollegeCatholic - 04-14-2011, 11:07 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Resurrexi - 04-14-2011, 11:13 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Vetus Ordo - 04-14-2011, 11:18 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Resurrexi - 04-14-2011, 11:22 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by The_Harlequin_King - 04-15-2011, 01:55 AM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Bakuryokuso - 04-15-2011, 08:36 AM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Augstine Baker - 04-15-2011, 10:25 AM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by AxxeArp - 04-15-2011, 01:29 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by AxxeArp - 04-15-2011, 01:30 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by AxxeArp - 04-15-2011, 01:33 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by The_Harlequin_King - 04-15-2011, 01:41 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by AxxeArp - 04-15-2011, 01:49 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Vetus Ordo - 04-15-2011, 01:50 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by newyorkcatholic - 04-15-2011, 01:55 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Christus Imperat - 04-15-2011, 02:43 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by newyorkcatholic - 04-15-2011, 02:47 PM



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