What to do
when someone seriously ill isn't willing to receive the Sacraments?
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Q. What should
we do in case of serious illness if the sick person will not consent or is
afraid to receive the Sacraments, or, at least, wishes to put off their
A. In case of
serious illness, if the sick person will not consent, or is afraid to receive
the Sacraments, or, at least wishes to put off their reception, we should send
for [a good] priest at once and let him do what he thinks best in the case, and
thus we will free ourselves from the responsibility of letting a Catholic die
without the last Sacraments.
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