My fiance and I have been together for 5 years and have been living together as a ‘married couple’ for the past 2 years. We both had considered ourselves strong Christians who have grown up in the Catholic church.
In early March we became engaged to be married, which will not happen until next summer. Last week we met with our Parish Priest for a pre-marriage interview and he told us that because of our living situation that we should not be receiving Communion in mass.
This, of course, upset us both as living together was not a decision that we took lightly. My fiance is a student in her last year and we just did not have the time/money to plan a proper wedding so we decided to wait until she finished up.
I was wondering if anyone has some advice regarding the communion issue? Is this just one priest’s ‘opinion’?