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Communion at papal Mass
Question from Mary on 09-26-2015:
Why did the priests who distributed Communion during the papal Mass in Philadelphia dip the host into the precious blood? I thought this was not allowed.
Answer by Catholic Answers on 09-28-2015:
Mary--

When the minister of Communion dips the host into the precious blood and then lays it on the tongue of the communicant, that is called intinction and is a licit form of distribution of Communion. What is not allowed is for the communicant to dip the host he receives in his hands into the precious blood. That is called self-intinction and is illicit.

Michelle Arnold
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