Let's say you are of a Christian faith that allows all church members and guests to receive communion when served. You go to visit a Catholic relative and are invited to attend services. The Catholic informs you that during the mass only Catholics are invited to receive the communion but you are more than welcome to come forward and receive a blessing.
Do you go up and just take the blessing but not the host. Or do you go and receive the host because you do not agree with Catholic doctrine... and after all no one at the church knows that your not Catholic.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:30 PM on May. 17, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
When I was younger, we use to visit relatives, who were Catholic but we weren't. We went to church with them but didnt go up to receive communion or the blessing, we just stayed seated.
Answer by Kathy7_20 at 12:33 PM on May. 17, 2010
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Answer by okmanders at 2:26 PM on May. 17, 2010
who is The Catholic?
I'm Catholic and the eucharist is a very important mass we believe that when you take the eucharist you are agreeing to the principles of the Nicene Creed. If someone who isn't Catholic takes Communion it doesn't bother me, but the reason that the chuch asked them to refrain is because in accepting the eucharist you are acknowleding your belief as stated in the Creed.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 3:04 PM on May. 17, 2010
Ryansmom.... i married a catholic and did not receive communion at my wedding... but my mom thought that is was a ridiculous rule so she accepted communion. I thought that was horrid of her... and HUGLY disrespectful of my husband's side of the family.
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