Q: Thanks for providing this service! I learned tonight that “the” Mr. Rogers, a Presbyterian minister, received last rites from a Catholic priest who was a friend of his. Does this mean that priests can give “last rites” separately from Viaticum or Anointing?
A: Here’s an earlier blog post: https://paulturner.org/last-rites
There is no section of any liturgical book called “last rites”. But people keep using the expression. A priest may anoint and give communion to a non-Catholic only under the provisions of the Directory for the Principles and Norms on Ecumenism.
Here is another post: https://paulturner.org/communion-to-a-non-catholic/