Who can receive Communion?
Podcast: Episode Two
Episode Two is now live for everyone on Youtube and was just dropped into podcast feeds!
We were going to discuss a different topic last week, but the day before we recorded I was praying about the debate I was seeing about Archbishop Cordileone barring Nancy Pelosi from Communion and I decided that ought to be our topic for the week. So I texted Dominic and said we were just going to jump headfirst into controversy. I hope our discussion helps you navigate this topic for yourself.
Recent news about Archbishop Cordileone preventing Nancy Pelosi from receiving Communion ignited debate among faithful Catholics. Paul and Dominic chat about the deeper concerns: how some of the discussion we’ve seen online distorts the Church’s teaching on the Eucharist and sin. More importantly, what could an appropriate response from faithful Catholics look like?
“The Eucharist, although it is the fullness of sacramental life, is not a prize for the perfect but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak. These convictions have pastoral consequences that we are called to consider with prudence and boldness. Frequently, we act as arbiters of grace rather than its facilitators. But the Church is not a tollhouse; it is the house of the Father, where there is a place for everyone, with all their problems” (Evangelii Gaudium 47).
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ABOUT DOMINIC DE SOUZA SmartCatholics founder, Dominic de Souza, is a convert from radical traditionalism – inspired by WherePeterIs, Bishop Robert Barron, and Pope Francis. He is passionate about helping ordinary Catholics break the ‘bystander effect’, and be firstresponders. “We don’t have to be geniuses. We just have to show up with witness and kindness. Christ does the rest.” Today he hosts the SmartCatholics community.
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