In another thread I kind of, sort of, maybe, in a way was somewhat critical of the reception my wife and daughter received at a particular parish’s EF Mass. Both threads were closed, and I respect that decision. However, I can’t let that train of thought die without mentioning this:
Just to be fair and balanced, I head a similar story this morning, but it involved an OF Mass. A Lutheran coworker attended a Catholic baptism (a few years ago). At some point the priest announced that she was not Catholic (mentioning her by name) and discouraged her from walking up during the distribution of the Holy Eucharist.
I said, “Well, you’re not allowed to receive Communion but you’re allowed to go up–”
“To receive the blessing,” she interrupted. “I know. But I didn’t go up because he made me feel so apart.”
I said, “That’s just wrong. That’s not how it’s supposed to work.”