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unction

 [ungk´shun]

unc·tion

(ŭngk'shŭn),
The action of anointing or rubbing with an ointment or oil.
[L. unctio, fr. ungo, pp. unctus, to anoint]

unction

See ointment.

unction

An obsolete term for:
(1) Ointment; 
(2) The act of applying an oil or ointment.

unc·tion

(ŭngk'shŭn)
The action of anointing or rubbing with an ointment or oil.
[L. unctio, fr. ungo, pp. unctus, to anoint]

unction

1. an ointment.
2. application of an ointment or salve; inunction.
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Kevin Seasoltz goes so far as to say: "It should be clear now that there are only three basic conditions for non-Catholics to receive the eucharist, penance and anointing of the sick in the Roman Catholic Church: they must greatly desire to receive these sacraments, freely request them, and manifest a faith which the Catholic Church professes with regard to these sacraments" (Seasoltz, "One House, Many Dwellings," p.
When Barrett performs an anointing of the sick on a person in a sickbed, they pray together and Barrett offers the opportunity for general absolution.
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Anointing of the sick is celebrated in a gathering of believers in church or at the bedside.
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With fewer priests available to administer the sacrament of the anointing of the sick, it is becoming increasingly difficult for seriously ill patients to receive the sacrament when requested by pastoral caregivers.
The Church distinguishes seven sacraments: baptism, confirmation, confession or reconciliation, eucharist (mass), marriage, ordination, anointing of the sick.
If we continue to insist that the sacraments of penance (reconciliation), anointing of the sick and the Eucharist itself can be administered only by celibate priests, the faithful will increasingly be denied access to them.
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