COFFEE AND DONUTS IN THE PLACE OF HOLY COMMUNION--AN ECUMENICAL APPROACH?
Far away and in another galaxy, light years away, word has been received that in this parallel universe, a groom who converted to Catholicism thus making his dad quite mad, has decided to marry a Catholic bride and have a Nuptial Mass. The non-Catholics of course will not be allowed to receive Holy Communion.
So the mad dad of the groom in this parallel universe who doesn't like Catholic exclusion has decided to provide coffee and donuts in the vestibule of the church so that the non Catholics can have something as the Catholics receive Holy Communion.
Question:Is this better than having them come forward to receive a blessing in place of "having something" and do you think this a wise pastoral practice? Just wondering.