Canon 844.3
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It is my understanding that baptized persons in good faith are per se capable of receiving the other sacraments fruitfully.  However, even if in good faith, the Church traditionally has forbidden it due to the danger of witnessing against the unity of the Church.  But that is not necessarily always a concomitant problem (and historically, at times in the East, things were sometimes not as strict, especially when ministering to simple laymen).

Interestingly enough, the preparatory document on the Church from Vatican II (which Archbishop Lefebvre said, along with the other original preparatory drafts, was totally orthodox) is much more explicit about this than what we got.  On the positive possibility of non-Catholics receiving the Eucharist fruitfully, for example, that document cites to Pietro Gasparri's tract on the Eucharist--Cardinal Gasparri was of course the architect of the 1917 Code.
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Canon 844.3 - by For Petes Sake - 02-05-2019, 01:39 AM
RE: Canon 844.3 - by Paul - 02-05-2019, 01:50 AM
RE: Canon 844.3 - by For Petes Sake - 02-05-2019, 02:00 AM
RE: Canon 844.3 - by jovan66102 - 02-05-2019, 02:50 AM
RE: Canon 844.3 - by MagisterMusicae - 02-08-2019, 08:07 PM
RE: Canon 844.3 - by Ginnyfree - 02-09-2019, 09:08 PM
RE: Canon 844.3 - by Spes_nostra - 03-09-2019, 02:18 PM
RE: Canon 844.3 - by MagisterMusicae - 03-11-2019, 01:38 AM
RE: Canon 844.3 - by SaintSebastian - 03-11-2019, 10:47 AM



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