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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Communion, Lay

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The state of a layman in communion with the Catholic Church, i.e.,not excommunicated. Since it includes his fitness to receive the Holy Eucharist, the term is sometimes taken to mean the state of a priest or cleric, excluded from the celebration of Mass or other functions of his order, but permitted to receive Holy Communion.

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Entry for 'Communion, Lay'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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