How can a person actually know if s/he is in a state of grace? If there is doubt about grace or sin, even after recent confession, how can a person in all good conscience receive the Eucharist?
I have been told by some priests to receive the Eucharist unless I am aware of a mortal sin on my soul, and told by some other priests NOT to receive if there is doubt.
Due to a scrupulous nature, I have been staying away from the Eucharist unless I am absolutely sure I have not sinned since my last confession. As you can imagine, Eucharist isn’t happening as often as confession.