CONFESSION

EUCHARIST
AND THE

SITUATION OF THE CHURCH
St. Teresa Avila said, it suffices to receive one holy communion, for a soul to be transformed into a saint
(Gal 2:20: “It is no longer that lives but Christ living in me.”)

The truth is that many go to communion and there seems to be no

transformation
in their lives.

On the contrary when they go back to their families or homes, they show the ugliness of their temperament like before.

. many commit the sins of contraception and various kinds of sexual sins.PROBLEM John Paul II. is concerned that many go to communion without going to confession. Domenicae Cenae. In this Culture of Death. 24 Feb 1980 # 11. a.

of arrogance and self-indulgence.b. Others commit sins of lying and dishonesty. of anger and unkindness to others. .

Today Catholics pray little.c. sin much and are in danger of even losing their faith altogether. yet the confessional are empty and 100% of the church goers receive communion. .

d. While it is not a requirement to go to confession before receiving communion. nonetheless a person in the state of mortal sin cannot receive communion or else he desecrates the Eucharist and finds himself infested and an enemy of God. .

“after having attained the age of discretion.” . each of the faithful is bound by an obligation faithfully to confess serious sins at least once a year.Among the Magisterial prohibition on the reception of Communion are: 1) Catechism of the Catholic Church a. According to the Church command.

unless he has a grave reason for receiving communion and there is no possibility of going to confession. c. (CCC 1457). without having first received sacramental absolution. Anyone who is aware of having committed a mortal sin must not receive Holy Communion even if he experiences deep contrition.b. . Children must go to the sacrament of Penance before receiving Holy Communion for the first time.

(Can 915) . Those others who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion. Those who are excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and b.2) Canon Law prohibits from receiving Communion: a.

Can 915) . Missouri. (Cf. Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. banns communion to politicians and legislators who openly proposed anti-life policies. Loius.3) Local Magisterium a.

human cloning. (cf. Burke.b. "On our Civic Responsibility for the Common Good. embryonic stem cell research. 2004]) . without restriction or limitation. A Pastoral Letter of Archbishop Raymond L. or same sex marriage. euthanasia. the deliberate killing of the innocent." [Dec. abortion. There is no element of the common good that could justify voting for a candidate who also endorses.

b.4) Among others prohibited to receive communion by the Church Teachings are the following: a. 1650. Divorced and remarried (CCC 1649. 1651) without prejudice to those exemptions mentioned in Familiaris Consortio (1984) and the CDF Instruction on 14 October 1994). Civilly married .

e. Ex-Priest and perpetually professed religious who married without laicization. Living habitually with partner in concubinage. Those excommunicated and interdicted who are not yet absolved by the Holy See and Bishop or their delegates.c. (Can 1331) . d.

Those who sin against the Holy Spirit.(cf. (cf. 1987) Case: Jerome & Helen 6.g.Those who cannot forgive and forget their enemies. St. or convenience. Teresa of Avila) 7.Those who make bad confession because of shame. e. Our Father) . Encyclical on the Holy Spirit. John Paul II.5.(cf. those who do not believe that confession cannot absolve them from their sins because of their grave sins.

Those who have not lost their sense of sins and sense of God.Delicate Conscience (cf.Proper Disposition 1. .Solution: I. Proper disposition is needed so souls may once again find their joy and peace when they receive communion and not be hexed due to irreverence of the Eucharist. II. Benedict XVI. Conscience of Our Times. edited by Vincent Twomee) 1.

(1Cor11:27) . died of a mysterious and horrible death. King Lothaire’s sacrilegious communion with his entourage.a. despite the Pope’s warning of his illicit relationship with Waldrada.

they were tormented by an inward fire and their nails. hair and skin fell off. . On the other hand.King Lothaire and his entourage were attacked by satan with malignant fever. they lost their speech. the lives of the king’s suite who refrained from receiving communion were spared.

•St.•St. 167) . delay of graces and withdrawal of graces already received. Fr. p. (cf. Michael Muller. Peter Julian Eymard: Sacrilegious confession and communion is punished by lost of faith.TAN 1994.TeresaAvila: “Sacrilegious confession and communion bring about lost of faith and reduction of our lives to brutes. The Blessed Eucharist.

pp. 2003.SOLUTION 1. 59-60) traces the reasons why grave sinners go to communion without going to confession: . Benedict XVI (cf God is Near Us.

59) . Some scholars say that the Eucharist of the early Church was built upon meals that Jesus shared with his disciples day after day (Ibid.a. p.

b. Others teach the Eucharist is the continuation of the meals that Jesus held with sinners . .

.c. without any limit or denominational conditions. Still some say the Eucharist is an open table to which all may come to encounter the universal God.

d. . Moreover others teach that the Eucharist is itself the sacrament of reconciliation.

God Near Us. 2003) teaches that the Eucharist is only for the reconciled and not for sinners. Scripture tells us in Paul (1 Cor 11:27) .2. a. Benedict XVI (cf.

he who is not holy. one of the oldest writings available outside the New Testament. let him do penance. at the beginning of the 2nd century said that: “Whoever is holy.b.” . The Teachings of the Twelve Apostles. let him approach.

c. Traditions teach that the Eucharist from the very beginning of its institution. was meant only for the new family of apostles who were reconciled with God. .

Dominicae Cenae. . John Paul II. (1980) said many go to communion without going to confession because of the wrong morality on what is good and evil.3. # 11). (DC.

(DC. #7) . The sacrament of Penance leads to the sacrament of the Eucharist.a. the sacrament of the Eucharist opens to the Sacrament of penance.

(1995) a.4. The priest’s spiritual and pastoral life like that of his brothers and sisters. on the frequent and conscientious personal practice of the Sacrament of Penance. John Paul II. lay and religious depends for its quality and fervour. . Pastores Dabo Vobis.

his relationship with the faithful. his communion with his brothers priests. .b. The priests celebration of the Eucharist and administration of the other Sacraments. his collaboration with his Bishop. his pastoral zeal. his life of prayer—in a word. the whole of his priestly existence. suffers an inexorable decline if by negligence or for some other reason he fails to receive the Sacrament of penance at regular intervals and in a spirit of genuine faith and devotion.

in expectation of our complete fulfillment in heaven. (2004) a. enables us to have a certain foretaste of heaven on earth. . The Eucharistic communion was given so that we might be satiated with God here on earth. Mane Nobiscum. John Paul II. b. The mutual abiding of Jesus in us and we in Him.5.

John Vianney who spends 16 hours per day in the confessional is the typical example of the close link between the Eucharist and Reconciliation. Making people worthy or at least properly disposed in receiving communion in ten years time change the whole Ars into a cilivilation of love. a priestly nation.STORY St. .

he lamented why seminarians are taught by professors that they do not need to go to mass daily. Moreover. member of the CDF. speaks of how he fought against ideas of seminarians who do not go to confession because of the new concept of sin that man is not capable of really committing mortal sin. .APPLICATION 1. a. Cardinal George Pell.

.2. His Solution was to dismiss all the seminarians and professors. and close the seminary for one year.

Moreover he managed to change all the professors with authentic doctrines and fidelity to the Magisterium.After that he recruited seminarians who are daily mass goers and believe in regular confession. .

The seminary is overflowing with good seminarians. .3. faithful to the Pope.

Jesus. Louis Bertrand. Thomas Aquinas. St. Saints who go to confession daily or regularly before celebrating mass. 42-43). Francis Assisi. have beautiful experiences of ecstasies after communion are St.CHALLENGE 1. Stefano Mannelli. St. Joseph Cupertino. Francis Sales. St. St. St. Francis Borgia. . St. Our Eucharistic Love. Ignatius. (cf. 1973. Claire. pp. St. St. Therese of Child Jesus. etc. St. Leonard of Port Maurice. Hugh. Dominic Savio. St. St.

. they all fall into ecstasy after communion. Teresa of Avila. Gemma Galgani. Magdalene of Pazzi. Aloysius Gonzaga. 3. Rose of Lima. St. With regular confession to the oratory boys of Don Bosco almost 1/3 of them fall into ecstasy after communion.2.

.4. Blood. Soul. Divinity of Jesus Christ. really present. Body. If they can why can’t we so that we have a meaningful encounter with Jesus.

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