Brushing Teeth Break Traditional Holy Communion Fast?

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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