Old news, yes, but ever relevant to the current crisis in the Church.
“And I say to you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and he that shall marry her that is put away, committeth adultery.” ~Matthew 19:9
What is the reason for receiving Holy Communion unworthily? Obviously not to grow in holiness for those who persist in manifest grave sin cannot gain graces for themselves, much less gain the graces of the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Holy Communion is meant to strengthen us in holiness, not restore it to us, whether we’re willing to strive for holiness or not.
“Therefore whosoever shall eat this bread, or drink the chalice of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and of the blood of the Lord. But let a man prove himself: and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of the chalice. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord.”
False mercy. Disregard for the sanctity of the Blessed Sacrament. Lack of catechesis on the sin of adultery and it’s consequences upon society, namely, the breakdown and disintegration of the family. Sacrilege upon sacrilege. All of these are the true fruits of Amoris Laetitia.
Holy Communion in the state of mortal sin reaps judgment, in this world and the next. Catholics must be as holy and pure as humanly possible to approach Holy Communion. Take the example of the Blessed Virgin, who was preserved from any stain of sin to carry the God-Man into this world. What does that make of us lowly, sinful creatures? It is the greatest pride to handle the Blessed Sacrament in an unholy manner, especially by receiving him in a soul that is stained with the greatest of evils, mortal sin. The perennial tradition of the Church has always been to treat Our Lord with the greatest reverence. The problems in the Church stem from this lack of reverence and denigration of the sanctity of the Eucharist.
“If it is not becoming for anyone to approach any of the sacred functions except solemnly, certainly, the more the holiness and the divinity of this heavenly sacrament is understood by a Christian, the more diligently ought he to take heed lest he approach to receive it without great reverence and holiness, especially when we read in the Apostle those words full of terror: ‘He that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself not discerning the body of the Lord’ (1 Cor. 11:29). Therefore, the precept, ‘Let a man prove himself’ (1 Cor. 11:28), must be recalled to mind by him who wishes to communicate. Now ecclesiastical usage declares that this examination is necessary, that no one conscious of mortal sin, however contrite he may seem to himself, should approach the Holy Eucharist without a previous sacramental confession. This, the holy Synod has decreed, is always to be observed by all Christians, even by those priests on whom by their office it may be incumbent to celebrate, provided the recourses of a confessor be not lacking to them. But if in an urgent necessity a priest should celebrate without previous confession, let him confess as soon as possible.” ~Council of Trent
This new religion that the Modernists have fashioned has its own set of rules. Do as you please, without regard for God and His Laws. Man is god. Comfort and esteem is king. The Blessed Sacrament is an award to be given to anyone and everyone, a cookie, a candy, a prize, not the God of the Universe who created and sustains us. When these things are considered, it’s quite frightening how deep the crisis has gotten and what the Pope is actually promoting to the Church as its current teaching in these statements.
And many Bishops follow the will of the Pope: http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2016/10/archbishop-of-granada-adopts-buenos.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
Additionally, Marriage is disgraced since adultery is implicitly approved, by approval of those in that state of sin to receive Holy Communion. Excuses are found to permit adulterers to Holy Communion. It used to be that those who wished to return to the practice of the Faith had to leave their sinful situation and amend their life.
Time to take a stand and defend the Blessed Sacrament, even from a Pope who knows not what he does. If you don’t, you are a disgrace to the Church and to those Martyrs who died protecting the Blessed Sacrament from evil, especially St. Tarcisius, who I am fond of. Because of the magnitude of this crisis, we should strive for greater heroism and courage than even them. To whom much has been given – the Faith and the knowledge of the truth of it – much will be required.
As an impetus remember this – In the Church of 2016, Catholics have to amend their state of being Catholic and get with the program of sacrilege and “solidarity,” while Our Lord is continuously scourged in His Mystical Body and in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.
~Damsel of the Faith