I am infuriated with abortion and partial birth abortion being held up as reasonable by society. But as personal as these painful public sins can be I think that there is a worse sin much more pervasive in our church then abortion in society.
The sin I am referring to is worse then abortion or murder because it is an attack directly against the person of Christ. It is catholic lay persons who are technically guilty of mortal sins, or are excommunicated for believing heresy or having not attended confession for an entire year. The get up and go up to recieve Holy Communion not recognising the true presence of Christ or having so little understanding or concern for Our Blessed Lord they do not care about the sacrelige. People must be taught the rules and laws of our Church.
They need to know that it is a sin to go against church teaching, it is a heresy to refuse to believe any dogma and like not attending confession for a year it is ipso facto excommunication. That means when the fact exists that you have not attended confession for one year you are automatically excommunicated. That being true in my parish about half the people attending are no longer catholic.
People who arrive after the gospel or leave before the dismissal have not attended mass which is a mortal sin if you do not attend on Sunday and Holy Days of obligation. It is a sin to leave the church after the dismissal and before the final hymn is completed.
Recieving Holy Communion unworthily robs the world of the graces the people who are in a state of grace are earning. That is one of the chief reasons we seem so ineffective in a world that needs grace like we need air.