Non-Catholics celebrating Catholic eucharist


#1

On the inside front cover of the daily Missal, there is a note concerning the eucharist that reads (something) like this:

Othodox, National Polish Catholic, and (I think) Eastern Syiac (individuals attending a Catholic Mass) should follow the directives of their own church authority.

Then the note continues that there is nothing in Catholic canon law that would prohibit one of the above from receiving the eucharist at a Catholic mass.

Can someone enlighten me?


#2

They are baptized members os schizmatic groups (as in, not heretical groups). As such, they have valid sacraments, just as valid as ours. They are, therefore, except for the major pont of accepting the authority of the Pope, in the most part aligned with the Catholic Church. Communion is therefore allowed to individual members.

However, each of the Churches mentioned have, or may have, rules forbidding their members to receive the sacraments from the Catholic Church, and we do not suggest that they violate those rules. As they are the other Churches’ rules, it is up to the other Churches to enforce their own rules.

In other words, we acknowledge their membership in the Body of Christ, and their alignment theologically with the Catholic Church, and leave it up to the individuals’ conscience as to whether or not they receive if they are present at Mass.


#3

[quote=otm]They are baptized members os schizmatic groups (as in, not heretical groups). As such, they have valid sacraments, just as valid as ours. They are, therefore, except for the major pont of accepting the authority of the Pope, in the most part aligned with the Catholic Church. Communion is therefore allowed to individual members.

However, each of the Churches mentioned have, or may have, rules forbidding their members to receive the sacraments from the Catholic Church, and we do not suggest that they violate those rules. As they are the other Churches’ rules, it is up to the other Churches to enforce their own rules.

In other words, we acknowledge their membership in the Body of Christ, and their alignment theologically with the Catholic Church, and leave it up to the individuals’ conscience as to whether or not they receive if they are present at Mass.
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Thanks.


#4

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