Judy Klein writes today about the continuing controversy regarding divorced and remarried Catholics and the Reception of Holy Communion, saying,
The entire time the discussion has ensued over divorced and remarried Catholics being admitted to Holy Communion, there have been two burning questions in my head that I’ve longed for someone to ask: What percentage of all Catholics who present themselves for Communion are, objectively, in a state of grave sin? And why isn’t the Church’s leadership talking about this enormous problem, which is surely much more massive numerically than the amount of divorced and remarried people receiving Communion?
The teaching of the church is clear as per the Catechism: one must be in a State of Grace to receive Communion. But the confessional lines are really short, and the Communion lines are really long. As Daffy Duck would say, “there’s something amiss, here.”
1415 Anyone who desires to receive Christ in Eucharistic communion must be in the state of grace. Anyone aware of having sinned mortally must not receive communion without having received absolution in the sacrament of penance.
Good to know!
This begs for a daily poll, doesn’t it?
Will you be going to confession this weekend? Take the kids! Make it fun!