Friday, February 17, 2017
ARE WE MISUNDERSTANDING POPE FRANCIS ON ❤️ LAETITIA?
READ THIS ARTICLE FROM CRUX WHICH SAYS WE ARE BY PRESSING HERE!
My comments on the commentary I link above: The good Father may have a point ☝️! Pope Francis has counseled priests to listen to penitents in confession and to offer compassionate spiritual counsel to their imperfect situation because they are not prepared to change an irregular immoral situation. He has counseled us to offer a blessing in place of the words of absolution.
In terms of being admitted to the Holy Eucharist, this term is much broader than Holy Communion. It refers to the entire Mass not just Holy Communion. Although modern liturgists don't teach this truth about the Holy Eucharist, aka, Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the only person required to receive Holy Communion is the priest in order to complete the Sacrifice! No one else is required to do so although all Catholics in mortal sin or not, are required to be admitted the The Most Holy Eucharist. Catholics, though, who have no impediment must receive Holy Communion worthily at least once a year and during the Easter Season (which presumes a yearly confession).
Those with a censure, or have broken the fast or are conscious of any unforgiven mortal sin should not receive Holy Communion! But they must be admitted to the Eucharist!