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  Catholic Communion - True Communion between the Saints
The interruption of communion among the professed followers of Christ, is confessedly an evil; but it should be recollected that it- has its origin, in a previously existing evil, that is, the want of union in adherence to the- truth.
But according to the doctrine of what is termed catholic communion, the church ought to receive into her fellowship those who hold the essentials of Christianity, though they may differ from her in their views with regard to doctrines of comparatively subordinate imporĀ­tance.
When an individual desires to be received into the communion of the church, she presents to him her creed, to ascertain whether he is agreed to walk with her in adherence to the truth as it is in Jesus.
www.apuritansmind.com /WCF/PresslyJohnCatholicCommunion.htm   (5707 words)

  
 Roman Catholic Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Reformers within the Catholic Church launched the Counter Reformation, a period of doctrinal clarification, reform of the clergy and the liturgy, and re-evangelization begun by the Council of Trent.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church, 85 states that authentic interpretation of the Word of God is entrusted to the living Magisterium of the Church, namely the bishops in communion with the successor of Saint Peter.
Catholics may address their requests for the intercession of others not only to people still in earthly life, but also to those in heaven, in particular the Virgin Mary and the other Saints.
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 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Discerning the Lord's Body the Reception of Holy Communion
Thus the faithful of the Polish National Catholic Church are permitted to receive Holy Communion in the Catholic Church by papal decree and under the same conditions as the Orthodox.
Catholics and Protestants have serious disagreements on the teachings about the Holy Eucharist and "for this reason eucharistic intercommunion with these bodies is not possible for the Catholic Church" (Canon 1400).
The Catholic Bishops of Connecticut are Archbishop Daniel Cronin of Hartford, Bishops Edward Egan of Bridgeport and Daniel Hart of Norwich, Bishop Basil Losten of the Ukrainian Diocese of Stamford, and Hartford Auxiliary Bishops Peter Rosazza and Christie Macaluso.
www.catholicculture.org /docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=1332   (1775 words)

  
 Should Non-Catholics Receive Communion
A Catholic must be in a state of grace to receive holy Communion, and anyone aware of being in a state of mortal sin must first receive absolution in the sacrament of penance (Catechism, No.1415).
Therefore, a non-practicing Catholic who has negligently not attended Mass or who has abandoned the teachings of the Church is not in a state of grace and cannot receive holy Communion.
A non-practicing Catholic who receives holy Communion commits the sin of sacrilege — the abuse of a sacrament — and causes scandal among the faithful.
www.catholiceducation.org /articles/religion/re0244.html   (1095 words)

  
 Receiving Communion (Part 1)
Communion renews, strengthens, and deepens this incorporation into the Church, already achieved by Baptism." Therefore, the reception of Holy Communion truly unites in communion the Catholic faithful who share the same faith, doctrinal teachings, traditions, sacraments, and leadership.
Moreover, out of respect for the differences in belief, a Catholic is obliged to refrain from receiving communion at a Protestant service, and likewise, Protestants, at a Catholic Mass.
To receive communion aligns a person to a church, identifies him as a member of that church, and binds him to what that church teaches.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Communion of Saints
The communion of saints is the spiritual solidarity which binds together the faithful on earth, the souls in purgatory, and the saints in heaven in the organic unity of the same mystical body under Christ its head, and in a constant interchange of supernatural offices.
The double and often conflicting influence of Luther and Calvin, with a lingering memory of Catholic orthodoxy, is felt in the Anglican Confessions.
The cause of the perversion by Protestants of the traditional concept of communion of saints is not to be found in the alleged lack of Scriptural and early Christian evidence in favour of that concept; well-informed Protestant writers have long since ceased to press that argument.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04171a.htm   (2627 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Holy Communion
The doctrine of the Church is that Holy Communion is morally necessary for salvation, that is to say, without the graces of this sacrament it would be very difficult to resist grave temptaions and avoid grievous sin.
Communion should be administered to all those who ask it reasonably, excluding, at least until they make sufficient reparation, public sinners and such as lead openly scandalous lives.
Communion may be given in all churches and public, or semi-public, oratories that are not under interdict, and, according to a recent edict of the Congregation of Rites (8 May, 1907), even in domestic oratories at present.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/07402a.htm   (870 words)

  
 Augustana Evangelical Catholic Communion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Therefore, this Communion is dedicated to the Evangelical Catholic (Lutheran and Anglican) vocation of reform of the Church and the ecumenical destiny of reconciliation with the Bishop and Church of Rome.
The goal of the Augustana Evangelical Catholic Communion is to become a Catholic Church sui iuris in union with the Bishop of Rome in the same manner as the current Eastern Catholic Churches sui iuris and Roman Catholic Church are in union with the Pope, the Bishop of Rome, as the Catholic Church.
The doctrinal decrees of all the ecumenical councils recognized by the Roman Catholic Church are accepted as the doctrine of this Communion to the extent the decrees are in accord with the Gospel and Authentic Catholic Tradition.
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 Why Is Communion for Catholics Only? (This Rock: February 2003)
Your Catholic friend failed to understand that the Eucharist is only for those who believe it to be the body and blood of Jesus Christ in accord with the teachings of the Church.
If Scripture says that receiving communion is a fellowship or a sharing in the body and blood of Christ, and the Church allowed a person to receive it who didn’t believe in it this way, then the person is engaging in a act of lying, even if he is not aware of it as lying.
To take two examples, it is necessary for Catholics to believe that the pope is the Vicar of Christ on earth and that the Virgin Mary was immaculately conceived in her mother’s womb.
www.catholic.com /thisrock/2003/0302sbs.asp   (1432 words)

  
 Principles of Ecclesial Communion
Second to this most sublime form of communion, is the spiritual communion that exists between the Church or the local churches, on earth with the saints and angels in heaven.
Because 'spiritual communion' is founded upon true faith, hope and Christian charity, it is also possible to speak of a communion of faith, one of hope and one of charity.
Consequently, it is necessary to acknowledge another form of inter-ecclesial communion, that is the communion that exists between the local (and patriarchal) churches of the East and the local churches of Catholicism.
www.catholic-church.org /church-unity/e_com_e.htm   (3350 words)

  
 FAQ: John Kerry and Catholic Communion -- Beliefnet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Catholic Church teaches that those who "formally cooperate in evil"--that is, those who enable evil to occur, whether they do it themselves or not--are guilty of sin.
To be told one is unfit for Communion is similar, in spiritual terms, to being called unfit to be in a family or another close-knit group.
For example, if a Catholic were to be at odds with the Holy Father on the application of capital punishment or on the decision to wage war, he would not for that reason be considered unworthy to present himself to receive Holy Communion.
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 Communion! - Catholic Answers Forums
Catholic law allows Catholics to receive communion at an Orthodox Church if they cannot attend Mass at their own Church, but the Orthodox in general do not admit other Christians to their communion.
Catholics and Orthodox share a common history before the 11th century, and we recognize the validity of each other's sacraments (or at least Catholics recognize the validity of the Orthodox sacraments).
From the Catholic (not just Roman Rite, but the entire Catholic Communion) viewpoint, the Church under the Holy See is infallible in terms of doctrine- therefore we could not renounce the Filioque or the Papacy anymore than we can women priests.
forums.catholic.com /showthread.php?p=1537209#post1537209   (2742 words)

  
 Catholic Answers Special Report: Cracking The Da Vinci Code
A person is brought into full communion with the Catholic Church through reception of the three sacraments of Christian initiation—baptism, confirmation, and the holy Eucharist—but the process by which one becomes a Catholic can take different forms.
This is true for children who are baptized Catholic (and receive the other two sacraments later) and for adults who are baptized, confirmed, and receive the Eucharist at the same time.
Their formation in the faith should stress that frequent confession is part of Catholic life: "The celebration of the sacrament of reconciliation with candidates for reception into full communion is to be carried out at a time prior to and distinct from the celebration of the rite of reception.
www.catholic.com /library/how_to_become_a_catholic.asp   (2128 words)

  
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A Catholic must be in a state of grace to receive Holy Communion and anyone aware of being in a state of mortal sin must first receive absolution in the Sacrament of Penance (Catechism, No. 1415).
A professed Catholic who has negligently not attended Mass or who has abandoned the teachings of the Church is not in a state of grace and therefore cannot receive Holy Communion.
A Catholic in a state of mortal sin who receives Holy Communion commits the mortal sin of sacrilege and causes scandal among the faithful.
www.catholicherald.com /saunders/98ws/ws980416.htm   (914 words)

  
 CNS STORY: Cardinal Ratzinger lays out principles on denying Communion, voting
On the question of Communion for Catholic politicians, Cardinal Ratzinger outlined a process of pastoral guidance and correction for politicians who consistently promote legal abortion and euthanasia.
He said that in judging their own worthiness to receive Communion Catholics should recognize that abortion and euthanasia are grave sins, and that it is never permitted to cooperate in them in a formal way.
His apparent implication was that the same principle applies to Catholic politicians who consistently campaign for and vote for legal abortion or euthanasia: that, like Catholics who have divorced and remarried, the public nature of their situation makes possible an objective judgment on their unworthiness to receive Communion.
www.catholicnews.com /data/stories/cns/0403722.htm   (1234 words)

  
 Catholic Politicans and Abortion
They should themselves refrain from receiving Communion, rather than approaching the altar, since they are not living in communion with the Church.
"Catholics serving in public life espousing positions contrary to the teaching of the Church on the sanctity and inviolability of human life, especially those running for or elected to public office, are not to be admitted to Holy Communion in any Catholic church within our jurisdictions."
In a Letter of 16 September 2004, to the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Archbishop Donoghue urged all Catholics, to vote their conscience in the General Election, and in all elections, and to form their conscience in light of the Word of God.
www.ewtn.com /vote/Catholic_Politicians/index.asp   (1281 words)

  
 Non-Catholic Communion - Bulletin Insert from Ministry & Liturgy 4/99
Catholics feel caught in a bind: To share communion would mean to behave contrary to the ecumenical directory; to abstain from communion makes them seem not to believe in Christ.
Consequently, although the Catholic Church would like to encourage members to share communion with the Orthodox, we respect their preferences.
Catholics who find themselves in need of extra advice may consult their pastor.
www.rpinet.com /ml/2603bi1.html   (346 words)

  
 CT -Challenges lie ahead for Episcopal Church in U.S.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
ARCHDIOCESE — Numerous Roman Catholics in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati — and indeed throughout the country — have been watching with interest the triennial general convention of the Episcopal Church in the United States, held this year in Columbus over the past couple weeks.
Unlike the Roman Catholic Church —; its bishops appointed by the pope —; members of the Anglican Communion elect their bishops, a tradition hailing to the earliest days of Christianity.
Catholic News Service reported that Cardinal Dulles was at a two-day gathering that explored the pastoral provision that the Vatican approved in 1980 allowing retention of some elements of Anglican identity in liturgy when a number of Episcopalians from the same congregation or the same area enter full Catholic communion.
www.catholiccincinnati.org /tct/jun2306/062306challenges.html   (1211 words)

  
 Holy Catholic Apostolic Communion
Holy Catholic Apostolic Communion is an independent and autonomous catholic communion.
The Holy Catholic Apostolic Communion aligns itself with the historic Church of past centuries.
The Holy Catholic Apostolic Communion is not a new sect, but a constituent of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.
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 CNS STORY: Episcopal Church elects first female presiding bishop
In her early childhood she was Catholic, but with her parents she joined the Episcopal Church when she was about 9.
Father Roberson, an associate director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Edward W. Clark, new Catholic co-chairman of the U.S. Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue, were Catholic observers at the convention, which took place in Columbus, Ohio, June 13-21.
Cardinal Kasper said that, because of the Church of England's "particular importance" in the Anglican Communion, what it does would be seen as indicating the direction in which the entire communion is heading.
www.catholicnews.com /data/stories/cns/0603566.htm   (730 words)

  
 Catholic Communion
All direct links that expound on Church teaching and are incorporated into the permanent structure of the community have been selected for their faithfulness to the Magisterium.
With the support of these resources and the fellowship of our members, we pray that your faith in Christ is strengthen and your understanding of His Spotless Bride is deepened.
While the primary aim of this community is the affirmation of the Catholic faith, we wish to invite all fellow Mere Christians to join us in a discussion of our shared assumptions about religion, public life, politics, moral discourse, and how the world works.
groups.msn.com /CatholicCommunion   (382 words)

  
 Holy Cross Reflections -- Catholic Communion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Those baptized in other communities who make a profession of faith with us may be received into the full communion of the Catholic Church.
If they do not have regular access to their own minister, ask for Catholic communion on their own and express a Catholic faith in the Eucharist, they may obtain permission to receive communion.
Theologians debate the possibilities for full communion while ordinary families find themselves separated by what often appears to them as small differences in their beliefs.
www.holycross-batavia.org /reflect/reflectat.html   (299 words)

  
 International Free Catholic Communion
We are a "Communion", a "Seraphic Order", of autonomous bishops, clergy, ecclesial communities and individuals whose hearts burn with the fiery Love of God.
is an independent rite of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church and is not Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox or Protestant.
Free Catholics are encouraged to think, to explore and to be true to their own conscience.
www.freecatholiccommunion.org   (2115 words)

  
 Catholic World News : Bishop approves Episcopalian communion at Catholic Mass
Since the boy professed to share the Catholic belief regarding the Eucharist, and felt a severe deprivation because he could not receive Communion, the bishop asked the presbyteral council for opinions as to whether the case would qualify as the sort of exceptional circumstance under which non-Catholics may share Communion.
At Communion, there were two lines, one for those not receiving the Body and Blood of Christ, and one for those who were.
Gaby states that: "Receiving communion is SIGN that one IS in communion with the Church." This seems to conflict with the Catholic Dogma that Jesus is the Wafer and the Wine, transubstantiated, e.g.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=40150   (2089 words)

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