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Fr. Ingo Dollinger, requiescat in pace

The Resurrection and the Life.

I have just had a note from a friend who lives near Fr. Dollinger that I thought I would pass along. I know that there are people among our readers here who were great fans, people who knew him personally, so I hope this gives some comfort:

“Fr. Dollinger died on Sunday. I said Mass at his apartment in the morning and he was able to receive Communion – fortunately, because when I got called out to him in the afternoon he could not have received again as Viaticum. I anointed him and gave him the apostolic blessing. Since we didn’t think he would go quite so quickly after that I then went home, but he died within the hour, just as Father Gerstle was visiting him, so he also had a priest to recite the very last prayers.”

(My friend adds, to clarify: “When I say that Dr Dollinger ‘could not have received again as Viaticum’ I mean on physiological grounds. If someone is dying it’s not only allowed but recommended to give Communion as Viaticum even if he received at Mass earlier that day.”)

Réquiem ætérnam dona eis, Dómine,
et lux perpétua lúceat eis.
Requiéscant in pace.
Amen.

More here on Dr. Dollinger, his friendship with Padre Pio and his involvement in the spreading of the message of Fatima.

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4 thoughts on “Fr. Ingo Dollinger, requiescat in pace”

  1. JOSE HENRIQUE DO CARMO says:

    Fui aluno do padre Dollinger em Anápolis-GO Brasil. Um homem de grande simplicidade, inteligente, amavél, piedoso, firme, fiel. Um homem de Deus. Junto com o Bispo Diocesano, Dom Manoel Pestana Filho tornaram a Diocese de Anápolis uma referência para os Seminários de todo o Brasil. Pe. José Henrique do Carmo

  2. Bill Hartko says:

    Dear Hilary,
    Thank you for the correction. I see my error.

  3. Hilary White says:

    Bill, I think it was a matter of not being able to swallow.

  4. Bill Hartko says:

    At the risk of behaving like a rigid Doctor of the Laws, Viaticum Communion is always permitted if death becomes probable even if there had been one or two earlier receptions under the usual restrictions. The true Church is always generous to those in need.

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