communion/confession


#1

why should anyone avoid communion regardless of the state of sin. (except mortal - abortion, adultery, murder) - what would be the church teaching on when it is acceptable to receive communion and what level of sin makes it not acceptable?
(this stems from another post i read where the poster says that receiving communion while in a state of sin is actually extremely sinful… i understand the sentiment, but is this reflected in actual church teaching?)

just curious…


#2

Those in a state of mortal sin must go to Confession before receiving the Holy Communion. Receiving the Holy Communion in a state of mortal sin is sacrilegious. The Church bases this teaching on St. Paul’s teaching in I Cor. 11:27:

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.


#3

thank you for answering my question.
-chris


#4

[quote=thechrismyster]why should anyone avoid communion regardless of the state of sin. (except mortal - abortion, adultery, murder) - what would be the church teaching on when it is acceptable to receive communion and what level of sin makes it not acceptable?
(this stems from another post i read where the poster says that receiving communion while in a state of sin is actually extremely sinful… i understand the sentiment, but is this reflected in actual church teaching?)

just curious…
[/quote]

God hates sin. We force Him to be with sin in our soul when we receive a Sacrament (any Sacrament except Confession) while in Mortal sin and refuse to repent of that sin and confess it in Reconciliation. Even receiving a Sacrament with venial sin on our soul is another venial sin when we refuse to repent of the sin and ask forgiveness prior to receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion.


#5

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