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Old 01-20-2009, 04:19 PM
 
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Well, gracegirl, I have been a practicing Catholic for 62 years and was never taught that missing communion was a sin. If fact, if you are in a state of mortal sin, you should not receive communion. You should however, continue to go to Mass. The RC church requires it's members to receive communion at least once during the Easter season. That is not too difficult.
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:01 PM
 
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Well, gracegirl, I have been a practicing Catholic for 62 years and was never taught that missing communion was a sin. If fact, if you are in a state of mortal sin, you should not receive communion. You should however, continue to go to Mass. The RC church requires it's members to receive communion at least once during the Easter season. That is not too difficult.
Yes. As I Understand it as well
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:13 AM
 
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I had devotely practised the Catholic faith for years myself, included monthly confessions so became very familiar what was and what was not considered a mortal sin.
I encourage you to research Doctrine of your faith and where it originated from. Alot depends on whether the Priest adheres to eariliest beliefs of the church or not as well.
And if it is only required to receive communion once a year to have Christ living inside the believer, what about those who do not receive communion in the Catholic church, does that mean the Spirit of the Living Christ is not available to them? Again I struggle here as is seems to undermine the belief of Christ alive in us through a personal relationship with him by the power of the Holy spirit. God bless.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:43 AM
 
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I've been apart of RCIA for three years now, and I can tell you missing Communion is NOT a mortal sin.
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:24 AM
 
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I've been apart of RCIA for three years now, and I can tell you missing Communion is NOT a mortal sin.
Maybe should agree to disagree with the formal of my statement, but would appreciate some input on the latter point I'm trying to make of the indwelling of Christ available to all believers through the Holy Spirit. Just looking for answers to this.
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:44 AM
 
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The holy spirit is in all of us. Well not all. Correct me if I'm wrong fellow Catholics, but you receive the the Holy Spirit originally through baptism and confirmation. With communion, you're physically receiving Jesus. Not just spiritually.
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:05 AM
 
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The wine and the bread of the holy communion is the blood and the body of JESUS CHRIST! It does not "become" so. It is not a "symbol". The failures of the Catholics and so called Evangelicals, is that so often there is a misunderstanding of the scriptures. That always happens when the flesh gets involved, which is always contrary to the SPIRIT.
If it IS the flesh and blood of Jesus, how does that reconcile with God's command in:

Leviticus 3:17?

17 " 'This is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live: You must not eat any fat or any blood.' "
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:46 AM
 
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If Jesus didn't want us to do it, He wouldn't have told us. When the disciples heard this many thought it was cannibalism and asked how could this be possible. Jesus said it again. So they walked away, Jesus said it once more, and asked if the apostles wanted to leave as well. Why would Jesus let hundreds of people leave of a slight misunderstanding.
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:52 AM
 
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If Jesus didn't want us to do it, He wouldn't have told us. When the disciples heard this many thought it was cannibalism and asked how could this be possible. Jesus said it again. So they walked away, Jesus said it once more, and asked if the apostles wanted to leave as well. Why would Jesus let hundreds of people leave of a slight misunderstanding.
The problem was...they were receiving it physically, not spiritually. The disciples were still thinking of things in physical terms.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:32 AM
 
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The holy spirit is in all of us. Well not all. Correct me if I'm wrong fellow Catholics, but you receive the the Holy Spirit originally through baptism and confirmation. With communion, you're physically receiving Jesus. Not just spiritually.
The original poster was communicating that the Catholic church does rely on the word of God to back doctrine. In the bible it talks of some receiving the Holy spirit even before baptism. Peter speaking to the Gentiles Acts 10:44 -47 "While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the message. All the circumcised believers (Jews) who came with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. For they were hearing them speaking with tongues and exalting God. Then Peter answered, "Surely no one can refuse the water for these to be baptised who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?"
It was a matter of believing the message being delivered by Peter that caused the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in the Gentiles here. God Bless.
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