"(9) Phyllis receives Holy Communion this morning without fasting. For the
past five weeks she has been a patient in the hospital. She is not in
danger of death, and will not be discharged from the hospital for a week
or ten days. At 7:00 o'clock [sic] this morning the nurse gave her a glass
of orange juice and some medicine; at 8 o'clock she enjoyed a glass of milk.
The priest came with Holy Communion at 8:30 and permits [sic] her to receive
without fasting. Please explain matters."
[Connell, Rev. Francis J., C.SS.R., S.T.D. The New Confraternity
Edition Revised Baltimore Catechism No. 3. The Text of the official
revised edition, 1949, with summarizations of doctrine and study helps.
Benziger Bros. Inc., New York, 1949. Study Helps, page 220]