Sorry Deb, this is totally incorrect. The reason non-Catholics cannot receive communion in the Roman Catholic Church is because the Catholic faith teaches that communion becomes the body and blood of Christ. Non-Catholic chirches believe communion is a remembrance but doesn't become the body and blood of Çhrist.Originally posted by Deb Richardson:
I was once told by a long time Catholic and someone who had studied their faith, those outside of the Catholic faith are more aware than those inside the faith. Yes, aphephilia it is the Catholic church that denies Holy Communion by saying that certain sins are beyond forgiveness
Deb, this is another incorrect understanding of Catholic doctrine. A divorced person may receive communion. I know, I am divorced and am in good standing with the Catholic Church. Now a divorced person who has remarried outside the church or who is living with someone as if married cannot receive communion. A divorced person who has received a declaration of nullity, in which it is determined that a sacramental marriage did not occur, is free to remarry and receive communion. A divorced person who does not have such a declaration is still considered married in the eyes of the Church. As long as they are celibate they certainly may receive communion.Originally posted by Deb Richardson:
I was once told by a friend that attended church regularly, although denied the sacrament due to divorce
Oh Aphephilia, it's much more fun to hold on to misconceptions than to learn what things really mean.Originally posted by aphephilia:
If I may suggest a really good book by Dr. Alan Schreck. It's entitled, Catholic and Christian, an Explanation of Commonly Misunderstood Catholic Beliefs.
You know Broca, we are all free to believe what we want. You mentioned Bertrand Russell earlier. I have read his books. He taught at my mother's college. He may be an agnostic but he respected the beliefs of others. You could learn from his example.Originally posted by Broca:
I can imagine the catholic grade school banter on this. While strolling back from communion, Spike whispers to his friend, "Hey Joey, did you get a piece of nose or foot this time?"
LOL, I did notice that. Curious minds want to know who she/he is.Originally posted by aphephilia:
Hey Nell, did you see we have another Nel on the board?
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