Okay, so lets say someone who is openly and well known to be pro choice (or anything else contrary to the church and her beliefs) goes up for communion. If the priest knows their beliefs because they have said it openly (Idk about confession since the whole seal of confession thing complicates it, but thats another question) can the priest deny communion to them publicly. Could the priest just not give them communion even if they went up to receive the body and blood?
I’m asking because a few weeks ago, the priest gave a homily over the eucharist and said that we “shouldn’t have wanted posters saying a certain person is banned from communion” and that its the communicants job to determine whether they should receive or not. However I remember there have been bishops who have said they would deny certain politicians communion. So could a priest deny a person if they walked up to receive Our Lord?