Long story short: The priest at my Newman center encourages baptized non-Catholic Christians to receive the Eucharist.
This issue has been on my mind for a while and I was reading this earlier tonight:
So can someone just help me process this and make sure I’m understanding this correctly…In order to receive, 5 conditions should be met: state of grace, confession since last mortal since, must believe in the doctrine of transubstantiation, you must observe the Eucharistic fast, and you must not be under an ecclesiastical censure.
Then the article goes on to quote from the CCC, “Catholic ministers may licitly administer the sacraments of penance, Eucharist and anointing of the sick to members of the oriental churches which do not have full Communion with the Catholic Church, if they ask on their own for the sacraments and are properly disposed. This holds also for members of other churches, which in the judgment of the Apostolic See are in the same condition as the oriental churches as far as these sacraments are concerned”
So now I’m a bit confused?
Is there a way for non-Catholics to receive? I really haven’t dug too deep into this but I have always 100% been following the belief that non-Catholics should not receive for a myraid of reasons…
I’m trying to figure out why the priest encourages such behavior before discussing it with him, so any insight on this please share. Thanks.