Recently, I’ve come across something quite concerning which has set off my scruples.
A while ago, I read canon 230~2 which states the following:
“Laypersons can fulfill the function of lector in liturgical actions by temporary designations.”
A little while after that, I came across a Canon from the Council of Trent that says this:
“If anyone saith, that all Christians have the power to ADMINISTER THE WORD, and all the sacraments, let him be anathema.”
I find it hard to see how this canon from canon law can reconcile with the Canon from the Council of Trent. Perhaps someone who is more knowledgable that I could help relive worries and explain how these two Canons can reconcile?
Pax Domini Sit Semper Vobiscum!