Before I answer my question above, let me be clear. The institutional Church needs to have clear moral teachings and clear teachings on what is venial and mortal sins and how to determine what causes any sin to be mortal. Catholics need to know that they should not present themselves for Holy Communion if they are in a state of unforgiven mortal sin.
Not all serious matter considered a mortal sin is a mortal sin for the person acting out. If they don’t know it is a mortal sin or a sin at all, it is still a venial sin but not a mortal sin. If they commit the serious sin without full consent of the will, it is a venial sin.
But should Ministers of Holy Communion act as policemen at Communion time? No. Just think of every Mass where people receive Holy Communion who are not in a state of grace. Maybe they never go to Confession. They’re racists, sexists, xenophobic, adulterers, fornicators, in illicit sexual unions, have killed people, born and unborn, and are members of crime syndicates. Normally most at Mass if not everyone doesn’t know the facts of their personal lives and if they know, they don’t care.
Are we to be flexible with only mortal sins of the flesh or should we be flexible with all mortal sins and give people a pass since Holy Communion isn’t a prize for the innocent but medicine for the guilty?
Personally, I think it should be very rare that someone be refused Holy Communion. Clearly, those who are publicly making an ideological statement and using our Lord to do it should be denied. I would say that a man, clearly a man, both in looks and in science (DNA proof) who dresses in drag should be denied Holy Communion. Couples of whatever sexual delight who are legally married but that isn’t recognized as a Sacrament by the Church, should be denied. They should be told by their pastor that they should not present themselves for Holy Communion prior to denying them.
If one is a public racist, crime family member, and belongs to hate groups, like the satanic church, they should be denied.
If one group is given flexibility, meaning exclusively the LGBTQ+++++ ideologues, then everyone should be given a pass. That is why this current discussion is so pernicious. It is only about narcissistic LGBTQ+++ people, or whatever noun they choose to describe themselves, and not about everyone in general.
Here’s a good article from “Where Peter Is”: