[quote="Trebor135, post:13, topic:289020"]
I've heard the sacrament of confession mentioned at a Catholic Mass once or twice. But I've never heard a priest or deacon explain in his homily that individuals must examine their conscience and go to confession in order to receive communion in a worthy manner.
Unfortunately, the contents of your post would be startling news to most Catholics. Even the majority of weekly churchgoers, I expect. They attend for the sake of maintaining family tradition, or out of a sense of obligation, but not necessarily on account of genuine piety. :(
Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)
13 Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat.
14 How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it!
Should we persevere and enter the Father's Kingdom, we will be surprised at who is there, and who is not.