AMS Priests’ Manual

The Priests’ Manual is in two sections: the Manual and the Appendix (see below)

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Revised Norms:

Chapter 1: General Norms: Curia, Administration, Chaplaincies, Recording of Sacraments, and Faculties.

Chapter 2: People of God: Source of Jurisdiction, Subjects of Jurisdiction, and Eastern Rites.

Chapter 3: Teaching Function: Religious Education Program and RCIA.

Chapter 4: Sanctifying Function: Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Eucharist (ministers of Holy Communion and Catholic Representatives), Reconciliation/Penance, Matrimony, Anointing of the Sick, and Holy Orders.

Chapter 5: Temporal Goods: AMS Support Activities.

Chapter 6: Sanctions

Chapter 7: Processes: Due Process and Tribunal.

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The Appendix contains:

History: Pre-America, America, Civil War, WW I, and Chaplains Killed in Action (WW I, WW II, Korean Conflict, and Vietnam Conflict)

Documentation […Updated 2 March 2021]: Statutes, Spirituali Militum Curae, Coat of Arms, Sunday Celebration in the Absence of a Priest: Public Statement, Selected Codes from Canon Law, Archdiocesan Awards and Papal Honors (Decree, Advisory Board, AMS Certificates and Awards, and Papal Honors), Protocol Regarding Ministry to Minors, Minimum Requirements/Basic Expectations, Policy statements for EMHCs, Catholic Representatives/Lay Leaders, and Liturgical changes to include postures and gestures. Holy Communion Outside Mass. Also, Lector qualifications.