Anointing of the Sick - Latest News :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Anointing of the Sick - Latest News
May 13, 2020 - 05:42 pm .- The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis has assembled a team of 30 priests ready to administer last rites— confession, communion, and anointing of the sick— to COVID-19 patients.
Apr 26, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- The Archdiocese of Boston has assembled groups of priests — living together in strategic locations close to hospitals— to administer the anointing of the sick to COVID-19 patients. 
Apr 1, 2020 - 03:10 pm .- Many bishops have now also taken steps to limit or suspend access to the sacraments due to the coronavirus. Here’s a list of those dioceses.
Mar 27, 2020 - 02:54 pm .- A Massachusetts diocese authorized a change to norms for the sacrament of the anointing of the sick, permitting a nurse, rather than a priest, to conduct the physical anointing, which is an essential part of the sacrament.
Jan 6, 2018 - 04:08 am .- Shortly before midnight on New Year’s Eve, Fr. Gregorio Hidalgo went to a hospital to give Communion to a patient. But a “mistake” in room numbers allowed him to administer the sacraments to a dying woman as well.
Feb 27, 2016 - 06:27 am .- Legal assisted suicide will soon arrive in Canada, prompting a Catholic archbishop to reflect on what the last rites mean for those who want to kill themselves.
Feb 26, 2014 - 05:06 am .- In his Wednesday general audience Pope Francis gave a brief catechesis on the sacrament of the anointing of the sick, noting that its purpose is to bring Christ close to the recipient.

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