Scola: Four Solutions for the Divorced and Remarried
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(09-24-2014, 11:05 AM)Geremia Wrote:
(09-24-2014, 10:19 AM)PrairieMom Wrote:
(09-23-2014, 10:34 PM)Geremia Wrote:
(09-23-2014, 04:51 PM)PrairieMom Wrote: I don't understand the big stink about Communion, really.
"…he that eateth and drinketh unworthily: eateth and drinketh judgment to himself, not discerning the body of our Lord." —1 Cor. 11:29
It's not just about scandal.

(By the way: 1 Cor. 11:29, the tail-end of the Institution Narrative, is dropped from the Novus Ordo, even for Corpus Christi, according to Card. Stickler. I wonder why.)

I should clarify ... *I* understand why Communion is important, but why it's important to them remains a mystery to me.
Probably the same reason the sodomites et al. desire it, too; they think it legitimates or rationalizes their sin.
(09-24-2014, 10:19 AM)PrairieMom Wrote: Most people who find themselves in this situation, at least from my experience, don't understand the Real Presence, or doesn't believe in it in the first place. Or don't care, they just want what's duly theirs.
Yes, exactly as St. Paul says; they don't "discern the the body of our Lord."

Good point.

I guess it falls into that "I am Catholic but I don't want to follow  Church teachings so I'm going to change the Church" mentality that seems to be everywhere. I mean, you don't have to be Catholic, you could go be an Anglican and do most of the things you want to do and still get the frilly stuff everyone seems to want to keep.

But maybe there's something deep inside us that recognizes that the Church is right and true. We want to be reconciled with her, but refuse to change so we try to change her to fit us.

Wasn't it Descartes that said, "There is in every being's heart a God-shaped vacuum"? Maybe it's not only God-shaped, but specifically shaped as His Church.
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