Monday, July 19, 2004

Why the Church Restricts Access to Communion

Catholic Online - : "Acording to the Catholic point of view, access to Eucharistic Communion (the Body of Christ) without full ecclesial communion (also the Body of Christ) is, first of all, an absurd action, as it does not realize the significant aspect characteristic of the sacramental dynamics; and by not signifying this, it does not cause it either.
It must be added that the desire and spiritual need to receive Communion is something profoundly personal, but never a 'private' event, precisely because we are before an ecclesial good -- ecclesial par excellence -- of which we are not the owners.
Not to respect this discipline is not only a contradiction in the one who goes to Communion, but also in the whole ecclesial community. "

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