I asked a similar question before, but it’s really unclear for me and I finally figured out a way to put it more simply… I read this article about praying with non Catholics, and the author (a Catholic priest) explains the traditional teaching and says that active worship with non Catholics / sharing in their “sacred rites” is forbidden. christendom-awake.org/pages/thomas-crean/praying-with-non-catholics.htm
My question simply is: what is a “sacred rite”?
Sunday service in a Protestant church would be a “sacred rite”.
But what about an “ecumenical” worship event, if it’s organized by Catholics but Protestants will be there as well?
What about private devotions? non Catholic apparitions? or is this article only regarding public worship? what type of public worship?
I’ve been trying to figure this out for a long time; ie: what constitutes “communicatio in sacris” and what doesn’t… and I really can’t seem to find a concrete answer.
would really appreciate any help just…what is a sacred rite? thanks!!