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Anyway…canon lawyer Ed Peters has just posted a timely and helpful primer about blessings and indulgences — especially in connection with priests and their first mass.
Deacons are authorized to give any blessings so listed in the Book of Blessings and several such blessings could be appropriately given by a deacon immediately after his ordination. See 1983 CIC 1169.3, and, e.g., Shorter Book of Blessings, passim, but especially the Appendix “Solemn Blessing and Prayers over the People”.
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