[quote=mercygate]May we presume you are not Catholic?
Catholics may join our non-Catholic brethren in some common worship, but we may not receive commuion.
Our Anglican brother’s response was 99.9% correct. But any Catholic is responsible for KNOWING not to receive in a non-Catholic Church, for all the reasons so well stated.
Culpability is an internal matter, a matter of the intellect, and of the spirit. And there is ever the issue of ‘where’ to find accurate answers. Had Journeyman’s wife had recourse to ask of uofl19’s priests, she would have been given a wrong answer, Life is full of very important things which faith instructs us we should stay abreast on. We ought all to pray daily, excecise daily, eat adequately nutritious food, spend ‘quality time’ with our spouse, family, and friends, serve the needy, render a fair day’s labor to our employers, ensure we get 8 hours of sleep and drink 64 fluid ounces of water, etcetera. And that’s a partial list.
The sheer volume ensures that we will fall short in some areas, perhaps many of them. Journeyman’s wife seems to have made a mistake. She wasn’t certain at the moment what to do, and the charitable thing was to err on the side of graciousness (she was at a funeral, for goodness sake!!!), and to follow the example of other Catholics. She is finding out the ‘official’ policy after the fact, which is probably more than some of the other Catholics at the funeral are doing. I am not excusing or commending her, just suggesting that YOU are judging her rather more harshly than the situation demands, and more harshly than her confessor, the Church itself, or God seems likely to judge her. Charity seemeth me the batter part of valor here.
[quote=Mercygate]Yo! FlameBurns. You remind me of me. In my Anglican days, I could state the Catholic position better than most Catholics. It made me credible to them. Now that I’m Catholic, they just think I’m a crank.
Thanks but I was not at all certain how accurate I was being. Thanks to ‘itsjustdave1988’ for weighing in with the citation from canon law.