I was told by one priest that I should not receive the Eucharist until I have gone through the process of “radical sanation” for my marriage. Another priest told me that I should not deny myself the Eucharist and that, as long as I am not scandalizing anyone (they know that I shouldn’t receive but see me receive and are offended), I should receive. He said it was within his right to tell me this, something to do with “internal form.”
Well, I sat through Mass this Saturday, wondering what I should do. Finally, I decided not to receive, since I was going to go back to the first priest to start the process of radical sanation. If I had received, it would have been with a guilty conscience, and I felt that would be wrong.
Please advise. Was the second priest correct in advising me to receive?