From a reader…
If Protestants aren’t allowed to receive communion maybe they should not be allowed to put money in the collection plate either. Somehow I think an exception will be made for that.
A couple things occur to me as I read this.
First, reception of Holy Communion is not to be based on the amount you give or do not give to your parish.
That smacks of simony. The buying and sell of sacred things. There is nothing more sacred than the Eucharist.
Also, out of justice if a person receives services from a parish, then a person should contribute to the parish, even if she doesn’t receive Communion.
Even for those of you who “parish shop”… if you are going to some parish which is not your own geographical parish because you like it better, you have an obligation to support it. If you go to some parish for, for example, daily Mass, 5 days a week, then you should support that parish proportionally along with your Sunday geographical parish.
If non-Catholics come to Masses and they receive spiritual benefits, they should, in justice, contribute to the material support of the parish.
However, monetary contribution does not entitle you to sacraments.
Non-Catholics… stay in the pew. If you are attending Mass regularly, contribute.
Isn’t it time to be received into the Catholic Church?