I know this but want to double check.
Is it so true that if you’re NOT Catholic that you CANNOT participate in the Eucharist? For example, if you’re married to a Catholic and attend Mass with them, only they can recieve the Eucharist and the non-Catholic can’t, correct?
The reason why I’m asking this is because, sigh I’m currently in a Methodist group (!!!) because I’m just too curious to know the differences that our other brethen learn. Some have told me that they DON’T agree that non-Catholics can’t take the Eucharist and I told them, well, you know, if you don’t believe everything the CC teaches, why participate? Something like that. Another one told me, regarding the Eucharist to non-Catholics, …“if you are a child of God the table should be open. It is my prayer that eventually that will be worked out but for now it is as it is.”
What on earth?
They also told me that the CC DOESN’T recognize a Methodist baptism. I told them they recognize a valid baptism from another Christian denomination…I remember also hearing this from another group…that one that I had to leave that is. I don’t know where these people are hearing this from!
One woman wrote to me:
“I’ve found in my experience that the practices in divers RC church vary. A Methodist, I’ve been in RC churches that welcomed me to take the Eucharist and some who did
not. Some members of my family and friends who married Roman Catholics were asked to be re-baptized before their children could be christened in the RC church. Some were not asked to be re-baptized. I look at all of this as squabbles in the Christian family. We still love one another”.
What’s going on here?