A good friend of my mothers travels a lot to different parishes in our Diocese when she is in that area (we have a big county). She started going to this one parish, an hour away from our home when she is in that area, because the priest is very Orthodox, and she in enjoys the Mass. There was a visiting priest there this past Sunday. When it came time to receive Communion the priest said, “This is normally something that only Catholics can participate in, but, I am inviting anybody to come up and receive Communion. Catholic or not.”
I am floored by this… Has anybody ever heard of this being okay? My priest will tell people they can come up for a blessing but tells them they are to cross their arms.