[quote="JD27076, post:4, topic:290132"]
Hmm. If our seminarian can open it up to disperse communion, why couldn't I open it up JUST to pray close to Jesus. :)
My intention would NEVER be to do anything disrespectful.
Also like I stated, I didn't know it could be a mortal sin.
Well...(respectfully) it is not about you or your feelings or intentions...or mine. It is about the what the Church and the bishop of your local Church prescribes as appropriate and what is not appropriate...its that simple...feelings/intentions aside.
To protect and guard the Blessed Sacrament is dutifully noble...to be with the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament is sacrificial charity at the best...but I would caution against doing something based on "feelings" or "personal desires"...or that you are unsure about the action...unless it really is an emergency/necessary action. Also, reaching into the tabernacle to straighten the ciborium
I] [didn't touch the ciboria, other to turn it straight]
is...well a bit much...don't you think?
Can. 943 The minister of exposition of the blessed Sacrament and of the eucharistic blessing is a priest or deacon. In** special circumstances** the minister of exposition and deposition alone, but without the blessing,** is an acolyte, and extraordinary minister of holy communion, or another person deputed by the local Ordinary,** in accordance with the regulations of the diocesan Bishop.
So exposing the Blessed Sacrament while in the Tabernacle...is not permissible unless one is deputed to do so...
Mortal sin...I strongly doubt it; a serious mistake...yes, for sure....IMHO (and according to Canon Law).
We live and learn...welcome to the club.