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Sacrilegious Communion

M​arch 15, 2020

To receive Holy Communion one has to be a baptized Catholic, must have made their First Communion, must believe in the Real Presence of Our Lord in the Eucharist, must be in a state of grace, and must observe the one hour fast before receiving. One must also be in union with the Church; not rejecting any dogma or official moral teaching of the Church. A person who does not meet all these criteria, should not receive Holy Communion. If one is in a state of mortal sin, for example, and receives Holy Communion, they are committing a sacrilegious Communion, which is very detrimental to themselves. It is a grave sin. Christ cannot remain within them, and so there is a saying that, “One crucifies Christ anew by forcing Him into oneself”, where He cannot remain and is not really welcome until the person has gone to confession and been reconciled with God and His Church.