This is my first post, and it is a simple question.
Given the reality of COVID, one can easily buy a McDonalds hamburger but cannot receive the Lord Jesus in the sacrament.
The Church has agreed with the secular gov’t that the sacraments are not considered essential, unlike abortions and McDonalds
Therefore, why be a Catholic if the sacraments are non-essential?
Why go to mass if you can merely ask for a spiritual communion?
Why go to confesssion if you can easily confess straight to God?
Why be baptized if desire is enough?
The protastent churches all believe that if you believe in and desire Christ it is enough.
They believe that the Eucharist is a symbolic gesture that reflects a spiritual communion.
They believe that confession to God is sufficent.
Is the church not now becoming Protestant in act if not in theory?
How does one justify becoming a catholic if in a moment of distress the above is all true?
Asking as someone in the RCIA who has essentially been denied Christ this Easter, who sincerely wishes to be recieved in His one true church, but finds that the above questions really bother me.
Thank you for sincerely trying to help me figure this all out!
Pax in Christo