22 September 2011

Diocese of Phoenix to Limit Communion Under Both Kinds

In the Diocese of Phoenix, like other places where the practice of reception from the chalice became frequent or even commonplace, the new norms call for the practice of less frequent distribution of Holy Communion under both kinds than the faithful may have been accustomed.
The diocese will also consider limiting the number of extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion:
In normal circumstances, only priests and deacons are to distribute Holy Communion. [W]hen both forms of Communion are used frequently, ‘extraordinary’ ministers of Holy Communion are disproportionately multiplied.
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