Saturday, March 10, 2007

In the Light of the Law blog points out a very serious error in one of the God's Squad's answers. Since this involves a strictly Catholic issue of Holy Communion, all the blame goes to Msgr. Thomas Hartman. A "Eucharistic Minister" (sic) claimed an Alzheimers patient couldn't be given communion because communion "depends on a cognitive understanding of what is being received."

Msgr. Hartman agrees with this "Eucharistic Minister" and Ed Peters points out just how wrong Hartman is, from a canon law standpoint. Holy Communion does not depend on an understanding of what is being received, and it is sad that Msgr. Hartman's column for years has given people incorrect answers. (This column was not yet printed in Newsday, where the God Squad column appears locally.)

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