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Catholic Dictionary

Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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The practice in the early Church of receiving Holy Communion by the faithful every day. This practice was restored to the universal Church, and was strongly recommended by Pope St. Pius X in his decree Sacra Tridentina Synodus (Denzinger 3379-83).

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