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That’s why those who are not yet received into the Catholic Church—and are thus not in full communion—are also asked to refrain from the act of receiving Communion. Receiving Holy Communion is a right for baptized Catholics (and a great privilege)—but it comes with responsibilities.
It’s not about going up to “get” (take) something; it’s about opening to receive Christ himself.
“The Church (His Bride) is given the authority to bind and loose from Christ himself. (Matt )To protect the truth, to uphold the dignity of the sacrament, and to avoid scandal (confusion, misinformation, wrong teaching) to the rest of the Body, The Church has made the best way clear and lives up to her faithfulness to Christ to keep us safe.
All marriages between one man and one woman who exchanged consent (I do) are presumed to be valid including between the baptized (sacramental marriage) or un-baptized (natural marriage) until proved otherwise.
But the findings of the Church in the area of marriage have nothing to do with the civil law and are about another dimension of marriage.
All validly baptized Christians (Catholic or not) are part of the one Body, one Spirit, one Church.
Karen Dear Karen, By way of introduction, let us consider what constitutes a valid marriage.
But even if you’ve been civilly married for 20 years and have three children, the Church may discover (with proof) that what was assumed to be present at your wedding .
Some significant part of what makes a marriage bond form was defective or missing—in you or the other person or both.
No one should approach the Lord in a state of serious sin (deliberate and willful disobedience) that would offend and grieve him!
If one is in a state of grave sin—living in a way that is seriously not in keeping with God’s laws—one should not receive Communion. Again, one doesn’t demand that God give of himself in Communion when that person reserves part of himself that he will not surrender to the Lord through his Church.