[quote=Jaypeeto2]I don’t see why anyone is surprised about Brother Roger or any other Protestant receiving the Eucharist. Have you read the guidelines in our Sunday missals at church? Or the new code of canon law even allows for this under certain circumstances (for the first time in the 2000 year history of the church which has always until now taught that giving non-Catholics holy communion was always mortally sinful). I find our missals especially interesting with regard to schismatic “orthodox” Christians. The guidelines actually state that these schismatic Christians are “urged” to follow the discipline of their own churches. Note that they are not urged to find out if the Catholic faith is true and if so to join our Church, rather they are urged to follow the discipline of “their own churches.” Yet the missalettes go on to say in the guidelines that the Catholic Church has no objection to members of the (non-Catholic) Orthodox churches receiving communion in the Catholic church. Strange I think… Love, Jaypeeto2
And have you read those guidlines? If so then you would not be surprised.
Now the Orthodox may recieve, provided that their Church lets them.
As for protestants… Here is the revelant Canon from the Code of Canon Law.
Can. 844 §1 Catholic ministers may lawfully administer the sacraments only to catholic members of Christ’s faithful, who equally may lawfully receive them only from catholic ministers, except as provided in §§2, 3 and 4 of this canon and in can. 861 §2.
§2 Whenever necessity requires or a genuine spiritual advantage commends it, and provided the danger of error or indifferentism is avoided, Christ’s faithful for whom it is physically or morally impossible to approach a catholic minister, may lawfully receive the sacraments of penance, the Eucharist and anointing of the sick from non-catholic ministers in whose Churches these sacraments are valid.
§3 Catholic ministers may lawfully administer the sacraments of penance, the Eucharist and anointing of the sick to members of the eastern Churches not in full communion with the catholic Church, if they spontaneously ask for them and are properly disposed. The same applies to members of other Churches which the Apostolic See judges to be in the same position as the aforesaid eastern Churches so far as the sacraments are concerned.
§4 If there is a danger of death or if, in the judgement of the diocesan Bishop or of the Episcopal Conference, there is some other grave and pressing need, catholic ministers may lawfully administer these same sacraments to other christians not in full communion with the catholic Church, who cannot approach a minister of their own community and who spontaneously ask for them, provided that they demonstrate the catholic faith in respect of these sacraments and are properly disposed.
§5 In respect of the cases dealt with in §§2, 3 and 4, the diocesan Bishop or the Episcopal Conference is not to issue general norms except after consultation with the competent authority, at least at the local level, of the non-catholic Church or community concerned.
Now please, under which of these sections of Canon 844 can protestant recieve at a regular Mass.
Here is a hint, none!