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Old 10-09-2011, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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I just went to my nephew's baptism tonight with all of my family present. My hyper-Catholic sister told me that I should not receive communion before I set of to queue. She told me that since I don't attend the mass regularly that I shouldn't do it. I told her that I did first communion just like she did and I had as much right as she. She then told me again, "The Conciliation" or something like that. I told her to "get off of it" and got my communion.
Was she right? Has something changed within that antiquated stuck in the Middle Ages religion that is called catholicism?
I'm just curious as to why you wanted communion in the first place if Catholicism has left such a bad taste in your mouth. What did you expect your communion to accomplish? (Not trying to pick a fight here. I'm just curious. I'm just thinking of my raised-LDS, but non-practicing son. If he were to go to church with me, I don't think he'd have the slightest interest in participating in a sacrament he no longer believes in.)
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:26 PM
 
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We partook in their holy communion.
Oooh not good!

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Seems more authentic.
Well they've been at it longer.
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Old 10-09-2011, 04:42 PM
 
Location: tampa bay
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Born and raised Catholic and raised both my children as Catholics...I still believe that God knows your heart and what's in it (or what isn't)!In the end you will be judged by Him and really that is all that matters.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:26 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I'm just curious as to why you wanted communion in the first place if Catholicism has left such a bad taste in your mouth. What did you expect your communion to accomplish? (Not trying to pick a fight here. I'm just curious. I'm just thinking of my raised-LDS, but non-practicing son. If he were to go to church with me, I don't think he'd have the slightest interest in participating in a sacrament he no longer believes in.)
It's a bit sad it takes a Mormon to get it, no offense meant by that, but still good job!
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Reston
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I'm just curious as to why you wanted communion in the first place if Catholicism has left such a bad taste in your mouth. What did you expect your communion to accomplish? (Not trying to pick a fight here. I'm just curious. I'm just thinking of my raised-LDS, but non-practicing son. If he were to go to church with me, I don't think he'd have the slightest interest in participating in a sacrament he no longer believes in.)
My guess would be eternal life-

"Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day."-
scripture - Jn 6:54

OP - your sister is right about the current Catholic dogma, but personally Id just do what Jesus says. The Catholic church actually has changed dogma over the years, but the Gospel never changes.
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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My guess would be eternal life-

"Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day."-
scripture - Jn 6:54

OP - your sister is right about the current Catholic dogma, but personally Id just do what Jesus says. The Catholic church actually has changed dogma over the years, but the Gospel never changes.

But is this the suggestion that I should have gone to communion today. Sin needs absolute understanding, but someone else would say it is communion which wants a relative indulgence at Sin.
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Reston
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But is this the suggestion that I should have gone to communion today. Sin needs absolute understanding, but someone else would say it is communion which wants a relative indulgence at Sin.

That's way over my head, I think.

OP: this is the reference in the Catechism, if you are curious-

USCCB - Catechism of the Catholic Church
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:42 PM
 
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But is this the suggestion that I should have gone to communion today. Sin needs absolute understanding, but someone else would say it is communion which wants a relative indulgence at Sin.
i think the idea is the person is supposed to be in a good state , so the communion is not an indulgence at sin at all....the absolute understanding
required for combatting sin and confusion and all that stuff is in a little box at the back ...called the confessional...thats the rc approach from what i was told...if this is not what your suggesting from the suggesting then i don't have a clue
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:41 AM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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I'm just curious as to why you wanted communion in the first place if Catholicism has left such a bad taste in your mouth. What did you expect your communion to accomplish? (Not trying to pick a fight here. I'm just curious. I'm just thinking of my raised-LDS, but non-practicing son. If he were to go to church with me, I don't think he'd have the slightest interest in participating in a sacrament he no longer believes in.)
Honest question. I very rarely go to mass with my family (parents, sisters, nieces and nephews) except for baptisms, first communions, confirmations and funerals. I don't even go on Xmases or Easter. I don't like feeling like the odd man out when everyone is queueing for communion and I'm left just sitting there for what would seem like an endless wait.
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:01 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Honest question. I very rarely go to mass with my family (parents, sisters, nieces and nephews) except for baptisms, first communions, confirmations and funerals. I don't even go on Xmases or Easter. I don't like feeling like the odd man out when everyone is queueing for communion and I'm left just sitting there for what would seem like an endless wait.
You could sit in the back, generally a fair amount of people in the back don't take communion. (Also some people with health or bladder problems too, but still) Maybe you could find some reason for them to accept you being in the back.
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