“In other words, they want to let him go without the benefit of Holy Communion, so that he won’t realize he is dying and start to worry? It would be better if they tell him, “Holy Communion is a medicine. It will help you. It is a good thing to receive Holy Communion.” In this way, he receives Holy Communion, is helped, and at the same time, prepares himself for the other life.  For those who are having difficulty expiring, the Prayers for the Separation of the Soul from the Body are read by the priest. Holy Unction is offered to all the sick at any time; it is not only offered to those who are dying.”

– ‘Family Life’