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QUAM SINGULARI

The decree issued August 8, 1910, by the Sacred Congregation of the Sacraments, under the authroity of Pope St. Pius X, stating: "The age of discretion, both for Confession and for Holy Communion, is the time when a child begins to reason, that is about the seventh year, more or less. From that time on begins the obligation of fulfilling the precept of both Confession and Communion."

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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