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Hoc in situ interretiali ordinantur responsiones, explanationes, et decreta ex « Notitiae » aliisque interdum fontibus (ut AAS) desumpta, quae facilius aliis locis minime inveniuntur. Finis est praestare textum originalem, versionem anglicam, et exemplar PDF paginarum pertinentium ex « Notitiae » vel alio fonte. Presens igitur labor opusculum « Ordo Missae locis correspondentibus illustratus » aliquatenus extendit. Est enim labor imperfectus quem, cum operae mihi est, suscipio. Denique Reverendo domino Danieli Gill, domino Radosław Gosiewski, et domino Abram Córdova y Muenzberg, qui nonnullas ex responsionibus transcripserunt, gratias refero, item etiam domino Ioanni Oliveire dominaeque Cristae Mootz, qui in linguam anglicam responsiones quasdam verteri adiuvaverunt. Exemplaria PDF exstant etiam textuum nondum transcriptorum. This website organizes responses, explanations, and decrees from Notitiae and sometimes from other sources (such as AAS) that are not readily available in other places. The goal is to provide the original text, an English translation, and a PDF scan of the relevant pages from Notitiae or other source. In some ways, the project is a further development of my Cross-Referenced Ordo Missae. This is an ongoing prject which I work on in my spare time. I am also grateful for the help of Rev. Daniel Gill, Mr. Radosław Gosiewski, and Mr. Abram Córdova y Muenzberg in transcribing some of these responses and also to Mr. Johan Oliveire and Miss Crista Mootz for helping to translate certain responses into English. PDFs are available even for texts that have not yet been transcribed.
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N.B. In « Notitiae » 1 (1965) et 2 (1966), supra responsa, invenitur monitio: Solutio quae proponitur nullam induit vestem officialem. Solummodo habet valorem orientativum: solutiones enim ex officio publici iuris fient, si casus fert, a competenti Auctoritate in « Acta Apostolicae Sedis ». N.B. In Notitiae 1 (1965) and 2 (1966), this notice appears above the responses: The solution which is proposed takes on no official character. It has only an orientative force; solutions will be published officially, if the case warrants, by the competent Authority in « Acta Apostolicae Sedis ».

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5. Cur duobus tantum diebus licet fidelibus bis ad sanctam Communionem accedere?

Resp.: Firma lege generali de unica Communione singulis diebus concessa, Ecclesia, principio innixa de pleniore participatione per Eucharistiae susceptionem in sacris celebrationibus, iis diebus, in quibus duo officia liturgica, inter se omnino distincta, pro universa communitate celebrat, facultatem dat bis communicandi fidelibus qui utramque celebrationem participant. Quam facultatem ad omnes dies non extendit cum plures celebrationes tunc sint tantummodo iteratio eiusdem celebrationis in favorem fidelium qui unicae celebrationi interesse non possent. Breviter: cum unum celebratur Officium, etsi iteratum, unica conceditur accesio ad sacram mensam; cum duplex celebratur Officium, duplex conceditur Communio.

5. Why are the faithful permitted to approach for holy Communion twice on only two days?

Resp.: Without prejudice to the general law, granting on only one Communion per day, the Church, supported by the principle of fuller participation through the reception of the Eucharist in the sacred celebrations, on those days in which she celebrates for the whole community two liturgical offices distinct from one another, grants the faculty of giving Communion twice to the faithful who participate at both celebrations. She does not extend this faculty to all days with several celebrations when they would only be a repetition of one and the same celebration in favor of the faithful who could not be present at a single celebration. Briefly: When one Office is celebrated, even if it is repeated, only one approach to the holy table is granted; when a double Office is celebrated, a double Communion is granted.

Notitiae 1 (1965), 137, n. 5communionPDF of Notitiae 1 (1965), 137