|Question Title||Posted By||Question Date|
|One hour fast before Eurcharist||Christina||Tuesday, June 26, 2012|
Hi Brother Ignatius Mary, I have a few more questions...
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It sounds like your priest is yet another liberal, or perhaps he is an idiot, who needs to be horse-whipped. He knows better, and if not, then the bishop needs to reassign him to a seminary to be re-trained.
Canon Law requires the Eucharistic Fast. Any priest who says otherwise is sinning and will be held accountable to his bishop, or to God, if the bishop does not discipline him.
Those who are elderly or sick, may fast for 15 minutes.
These times are based on the actual time of communion, not the time the Mass begins. Thus, unless one is eating and drinking after Mass begins, there should be no problem.
A personal note: To reduce the Eucharistic fast to one hour is ridicules. Are we so profoundly immature that we can't stand to fast for a longer time? I guess so.
You need to ignore this inexcusably errant priest. Go back to fasting for at least one hour, as the law of the Church requires.
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