My son has been told by a priest that it is ok to receive Holy Communion when not in the state of grace i.e. with a mortal sin on your soul as long as you make an act of contrition before Communion and go to Confession asap after Mass. The “embarrassment factor” is the reason given for going to Communion i.e. you wouldn’t want your family knowing that you’d done something which would preclude receiving Communion.
I have tried to explain to him that this is incorrect but because I am just mum what would I know.
Am I incorrect? If not please state some source which he can check for himself.