communion question


#1

If you are married but not yet married in the catholic church is it a sin to receive communion every week? I have heard both ways that it is a sin and also that it is not a sin. Could you please help clarify this for me.

thank you


#2

[quote=dreamomara]If you are married but not yet married in the catholic church is it a sin to receive communion every week? I have heard both ways that it is a sin and also that it is not a sin. Could you please help clarify this for me.

thank you
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Talk to your priest, so as he instructs.


#3

When I came back to the Church my priest told me not to receive communion until after we were married in the church. My husband and I had been married in a Baptist church.


#4

If you were Catholic at the time of your marriage, assuming that you consumated it, then you are not allowed to recieve communion.

If you take this to confession, and then live celibately with your spouse until it is blest in the Catholic Church, then you can recieve communion again.

If you were not yet a memberof the Catholic Church when you were married, and have since entered the church, the story changes a little.

Josh


#5

Talk to your priest. God bless you both for putting things right. You have no IDEA how great this is going to feel.

Here’s what my spouse and I were told:

If either of you were Catholic when you married and failed to obtain permission to marry outside the Church, then you are not married in the eyes of the Church (you already know that). Technically, you are living in open fornication until you are married in the Church. No point in mincing words here.

As others have pointed out, you should not receive Communion unless you have gone to Confession and have determined to live in continence (as brother and sister) until you are married.

My :twocents: : you should not receive Communion until you are married, not because it would be wrong for you, but because of the scandal it might cause to people who could not possibly know that you are living in continence. Nor should people presume that a civilly and legally married man and woman are continent. The presumption is (and should be) that a couple married outside the Church is not continent. And it isn’t “nobody else’s business” because marriage – both civil and in the Church – is a public matter.

Congratulations again on getting this regularized. Graces will come pelting down on your marriage so hard you won’t know what to do with 'em all!


#6

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