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Can a bishop overrule the Church’s laws and teachings if they deem it necessary?

Question:

Do individual bishops have the authority to &quot;overrule&quot; the Church&#039;s liturgical laws and papal teachings when they deem it necessary? For example, can a bishop authorize the use of unapproved Eucharistic Prayers or require children to receive First Communion before First Confession?<br />

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