Are priests obligated to refuse communion from persons he personally knows are not catholic?
A Lutheran friend of mine is attending a catholic church and has asked the priest if it was ok for her to take communion, and she was given the idea that it was ok.
I called the priest and he basically told me that it was up to the individual and that he does not sweat the small stuff. He thinks that the bigger idea of people coming to church and feeling welcome is more important than these rules.
He never told the individual that the church does not permit it.
just to clarify things there are many other churches where this person can go close by, even Lutheran ones.
Is this priest mistaken or am i?