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31. The Minister of Extreme Unction

1. Since the remission of actual sins comes by extremeunction, and since the office of forgiving sins is proper toChrist's priesthood, no lay person can administer thissacrament.

2. Nor can a deacon administer it. Scripture says (James5:14) with reference to extreme unction: "Is any man sickamong you? Let him bring in the priests of the church . .."

3. The conferring of extreme unction is not reserved tobishops; this sacrament is regularly conferred by any priest withinthe parish or district assigned to his care by competentecclesiastical authority.

"God looks neither at long nor beautiful prayers, but at those that come from the heart."
The Cure D'Ars

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"A tree that is cultivated and guarded through the care of its owner produces its fruit at the expected time. "
St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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"Many words do not satisfy the soul; but a good life eases the mind and a clean conscience inspires great trust in God."
Thomas á Kempis

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