Brushing Teeth Break Traditional Holy Communion Fast?
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No.

Unless you're eating the toothpaste for breakfast.

You break the fast when you consume something with nutritional value and which is eaten as food (per modum cibi). This means not a medicine, etc.

This is why a diabetic could have a piece of fruit to give him needed sugar 10 minutes before communion and not break his fast, but a non-diabetic would break his fast doing the same thing. One is eating the fruit as a medicine, the other as a food.

While laudable to keep the traditional fast (and we should as much as possible), only the present law binds under pain of sin. The older law is a very good thing to be followed, but is not binding under pain of sin.
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RE: Brushing Teeth Break Traditional Holy Communion Fast? - by MagisterMusicae - 04-13-2021, 09:34 PM



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