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Q. The Vatican communiqué says that "difficulties of a practical and hygienic nature were cited in the matter of restoring the practice of administering Communion under two species." What does that mean?

A. If the faithful passed the chalice from mouth to mouth, how could you keep from passing on the lipstick as well?

Q. The communiqué had something about the need for making some sacraments more intelligible. Which sacraments?

A. Well, baptism, for example. The ceremony now has so many symbolic actions that are hardly understood. Matrimony, which has such a meager ceremony in...

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