Tag Archives: Holy Communion

In the face of this sort of revolt, what does one do?

I am torn between, on the one hand, pity for these men whose priesthood and ministry was tainted from the onset by bad formation and poor leadership and, on the other, contempt for them as arrogant quislings. From Vatican Insider: … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: “si fuerint peccata vestra ut coccinum…”

The great Roman Fabrizio sent me a photo of Marines on Iwo Jima’s Mt. Suribachi at Mass,  His commentary follows. It’s so harrrrd to kneel for Holy Communion, especially if the air-conditioning isn’t working at the “Eucharistic gathering” during the … Continue reading

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“For the first time in almost 40 years I received Communion on the tongue …”

From a reader: For the first time in almost 40 years I received on the tongue at this evenings vigil Mass. I have been debating for a long time, due to your witness and also that of some faithful friends … 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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Prof. Peters examines development in the case of denial of Communion to aggressive lesbian

The Canonical Defender, Prof. Ed Peters, who does not have an open combox on his fine blog In The Light of the Law, has opined about the case in the Archdiocese of Washington DC, now infamous, wherein a lesbian Buddhist … Continue reading

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Call me overly suspicious

Remember the Lesbian who was denied Holy Communion in the Archdiocese of Washington DC?  Check HERE. While it is possible to discuss whether can. 915 was properly applied, the oddest part of the incident raised the question of why this … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: When does the Eucharistic fast start? Before Communion or before Mass?

From a reader: Does the Eucharistic fast before Mass begin an hour before Mass starts or an hour before you receive Communion. I’ve heard different answers all my life, and some clarification would be great. Thanks The Eucharistic fast is … Continue reading

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Canonist Ed Peters on can. 915 and the denial of Holy Communion to sinners

If a priest has sure and reliable knowledge that a person ought not receive Communion, is he not obliged to deny it?  Tough call. The great Canonical Defender, Dr. Ed Peters, might not have an open combox on his fine … Continue reading

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Priest denies Communion to lesbian at her mother’s funeral. Anger ensues. Can. 915 hell breaks loose.

From WaPo: D.C. archdiocese: Denying Communion to lesbian at funeral was against ‘policy’ By Michelle Boorstein Deep in grief, [We start with emotion and an image by which it is clear that the priest involved must be condemned, no matter … Continue reading

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Sec. Sebelius already barred from Holy Communion under can. 915

I want to remind everyone of something that The Canonical Defender wrote on his fine blog. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, a major proponent of the Obama administration’s push to mandate contraceptive coverage regardless of religious conviction, is already barred from holy Communion … Continue reading

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