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ASK FATHER: What is “properly disposed” for Holy Communion?

From a reader… One of the requirements for receiving communion, besides being in the state of grace, is being “properly disposed” to receive. This is something that never gets talked about. How exactly should we discern whether we are “properly … Continue reading

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CWR: Interview with Bp. Paprocki about decree on regarding same-sex “marriage”and “related pastoral issues”

Catholic World Report has published an interview with Bp. Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois.  This is a followup to the vicious and undeserved criticism that the homosexualists have rained down on the bishop since he promulgated particular law for … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I give SSPX followers Holy Communion?

From a reader, a priest… QUAERITUR: We offer the old mass every Sunday at midday. Missa cantata with very sound teaching. There are individuals who choose to attend Sunday mass at an sspx chapel near to us (and no nearer … Continue reading

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CRUX: An exercise in contrasts concerning ‘Amoris laetitia’

At Crux there were a pair of pieces which were in sharp contrast. First, take note of Austen Ivereigh’s lengthy (and rather whiny) interview with Jesuit Fr. Antonio Spadaro.  HERE   He’s sooooo misunderstood!  And he tells us about that at jesuitical length. … Continue reading

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Bp. Paprocki explains denial of Communion for manifest grave sinners

DATELINE: Springfield, IL. It seems that in a letter to the edition of the local paper someone went after His Excellency Most Reverend Thomas Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield in regard to Communion for the civilly divorced and remarried (CDRs).  HERE  … Continue reading

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A canonist explains something about can. 915 & can. 916

The Canonical Defender, Prof. Ed Peters, is back at it after his synodal  sojourn in Rome. A recent offering: Catholics, Communion, and Controversies by Dr. Edward Peters Controversies over participation in holy Communion by Catholics publicly at odds with Church … Continue reading

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What does “manifest sin” mean when talking Communion and can. 915?

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! I received a question from a reader this morning: Without any regard for c. 915, which is the morally correct thing for a priest to do: give the Holy Eucharist to some he knows … Continue reading

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Dr. Peters on can. 915 and “catholics” who cause scandal and yet receive Communion

The Canonical Defender, Ed Peters, has comments on can. 915, a very important canon which has in the opinion of many been little observed. Go to Dr. Peters page for his bit about Robert Mugabe’s reception of Communion at the … Continue reading

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Ed Peters on NY Gov. Cuomo’s support of contrary-to-nature unions and Holy Communion

The Canonical Defender, the great Ed Peters, has opined about the scandalous, aggressive, public support given to contrary-to-nature-unions by NY state Gov. Andrew Cuomo, catholic. My emphases. My comments. I inserted his own footnotes, indicated by asterisks, directly into the … Continue reading

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