Category: Eucharist

I Still Don’t Understand! Communion for Non-Catholics?

With regard to the ongoing debate on Communion for non-Catholics, the Catechism of the Catholic Church in the section on the Seven Sacraments of the Church says: “Only validly ordained priests can preside at the Eucharist and consecrate the bread and the wine so that they become the Body and Blood of the Lord” (1411).

Pope Francis and Communion

Jesus taught that divorcees who marry a second time commit adultery (Mk 10:11). The Church has followed this teaching. Divorcees may not receive Communion. Yet Pope Francis, in his exhortation Amoris Laetitia, is accused by some of now letting them receive Communion.

Hygienic Communion

I learned to receive Communion on the tongue, which was the custom for past generations. Aids is transferred through bodily fluids (mucous membranes). The priest cannot deny anybody to receive Communion on the tongue,...