=peace2u2;9612963]My question is for Catholics (converts, reverts & cradle Catholics) and hopefully Non-Catholic Christians will answer as well. I'm not sure if I placed this in the right forum? Anyway. . .
Did you always know that the Catholic Church celebrated closed communion?
When and how did you find out?
very young alway knew if you were not Catholic us did not receive the eucharist
Did you understand the reason? And,
Were you ever in a situation where you knew the people that you were with at Mass were not Catholic and you did not tell them about "closed communion" and they went up and received anyway?
no i have always let them know that they are very much wanted at Mass, but could not receive.
Also would this be a sin on the part of the person who knew that the people they were with were Non-Catholics and shouldn't receive but did not say anything?
I am not able to make that call.
And, how do you tell a Non-Catholic about Closed Communion without sounding un-christian like. Scripture verses would help as they are Bible Only Christians.
I explain that We Catholic belive that the Eucharist is the real body and Blood of the Lord. That in recieveing this we not only acknowledge that belief but also show our union with one one another in that beleif and all things that the Church teaches, since they are not Catholic it would be a lie for them to receive. I also explain that we belive that if one is not in a state of grace one should not receive and I share 1 Corinthians 11 with them:
 The Lord's supper: So the apostle here calls the charity feasts observed by the primitive Christians; and reprehends the abuses of the Corinthians, on these occasions; which were the more criminal, because these feasts were accompanied with the celebrating of the eucharistic sacrifice and sacrament.
 For every one taketh before his own supper to eat. And one indeed is hungry and another is drunk.  What, have you not houses to eat and to drink in? Or despise ye the church of God; and put them to shame that have not? What shall I say to you? Do I praise you? In this I praise you not.  For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread.  And giving thanks, broke, and said: Take ye, and eat: this is my body, which shall be delivered for you: this do for the commemoration of me.  In like manner also the chalice, after he had supped, saying: This chalice is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as often as you shall drink, for the commemoration of me.
 For as often as you shall eat this bread, and drink the chalice, you shall shew the death of the Lord, until he come.  Therefore whosoever shall eat this bread, or drink the chalice of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and of the blood of the Lord.  But let a man prove himself: and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of the chalice.  For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord.  Therefore are there many infirm and weak among you, and many sleep.
Thank you for your help in this matter.