Question of the Day for Friday, August 16, 2013
Q. Can people with memory loss receive holy Communion? One priest said there is no point since they will forget they received Christ. But if they recognize Christ somewhat, would that be enough grounds to receive the host?
— R.H., Tyler, Texas
A. Here’s a reply from OSV columnist Msgr. M. Francis Mannion:
Would anyone refuse to show love or affection to one who has memory loss? Would we deny them food? Of course not. Then we would not deny them heavenly food.
Read the rest of the answer at Our Sunday Visitor: http://www.osv.com/TCANav/TCAQuestionoftheDay/Aug12162013/tabid/8730/Default.aspx