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American Bishop Restores Order Of Sacraments

Gallup Bishop James Wall, 54, USA, will restore the original [and correct] order of the sacraments and administer confirmation before Holy Communion.

He explains in a pastoral letter (February 11) that in his diocese the age for confirmation will be lowered progressively until 2022.

In the Church's first five hundred years the three sacraments were celebrated together. Then, baptism was separated from confirmation and communion.

Only in 1910 Pius X decided without a serious theological reason to put First Holy Communion before confirmation.

Picture: James Wall, Twitter, #newsGtzqlodutm
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What do you mean St. Pius X decided without a serious theological reason to put First Holy Communion before Confirmation? He lowered the age to allow children to be fortified by Holy Communion. Those being given the sacraments of initiation were much different in the latter 1500 years (infants and children) of the Church than in the first 500 (adult converts). Perhaps this is a good development …More
What do you mean St. Pius X decided without a serious theological reason to put First Holy Communion before Confirmation? He lowered the age to allow children to be fortified by Holy Communion. Those being given the sacraments of initiation were much different in the latter 1500 years (infants and children) of the Church than in the first 500 (adult converts). Perhaps this is a good development to restore the order of the Sacraments, but let's also respect St. Pius X
Wish this would become universal.
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