I have been Catholic my whole life, so I ‘know everything’ << that’s sarcasm
I received my First Holy Communion when I was in the second grade, and my catechism lagged after that.
I didn’t realize until a few years ago that I was not to receive Communion in non-Catholic churches, and that non-Catholics are not to receive Communion in our church (you wanna go? Go ahead. Just say ‘Amen’ when they give you the Host - who knew?) :rolleyes:
There is a website that I love that had, what I thought, was really good information on Catholicism: Fisheaters
Today, when looking for some information, I found the following passage
First, a definition: “Holy Communion” is the reception of the Blessed Sacrament (the Eucharist) that has been confected by a priest during the Holy Mass. The Blessed Sacrament may only be received sacramentally by one who:
is a living human being
has proper intent
has fasted the proper amount of time: 3 hours is the 1962 practice that most traditional Catholics follow (some follow the older practice of a 12-hour fast); 1 hour is what we are canonically bound to by the 1983 Code of Canon Law. Viaticum – the “Food for the Journey” given during Extreme Unction – may be given at any time.
is in a state of grace, i.e., is not in a state of mortal sin. If one is in a state of mortal sin, he must go to Confession first lest he sin further as St. Paul warns in I Corinthians 11:26-30:
What I don’t get it: it appears from this that as long as one has received Baptism, they can have Communion
But if a person received a Trinitarian Baptism, they are not re-baptised when they enter the Catholic Church… so one who was Baptised in a Protestant chuch can, by this, receive Communion.
I want to disagree, but where do I find information to contradict it… or is it in fact correct as it is written?
I’m so confused. :eek: