I was talking to my uncle the other day on the phone when we got into the discussion of receiving communion in a state of mortal sin. He was raised catholic, but after divorcing his first wife he was told he couldn’t receive communion until his annulment was processed. After discussing this we decided that he wasn’t in mortal sin because he had only devorced his wife, but hadn’t actually dated anyone else so he wasn’t commiting adultry. He has kinda been away from the church for a while and has since remarried after going through the annulment process.
He said that he doesn’t believe that Jesus would have turned anyone that was hungry away from him at the last supper. I was trying to tell him that in the bible it says that receiving communion unworthily is a sin, but couldn’t recall where it was. He is a bit confussed and I would like to help him out a bit. So, does anyone know of where in the bible it says this and if he would have been in mortal sin? Any help and prayers for my uncle would be appreciated.