Why not EMHC's
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(04-14-2011, 10:44 PM)Vetus Ordo Wrote: The number of faithful who "devoutly receive holy communion on a regular basis" will always be necessarily small.

Without a doubt. Mostly nuns and devout old church ladies, with a few over-zealous lay people thrown in for good measure.

(04-14-2011, 10:44 PM)Vetus Ordo Wrote: Most faithful regularly live in habitual sin and exhibit uncontrite hearts. Most commit sacrilege and eat their own damnation when going to communion.

Maybe today, but I definitely don't think that was the case when the frequent reception of holy Communion was first being supported on a wide scale. I'd say that the early Jesuits' policy on the matter was pretty good.

(04-14-2011, 10:44 PM)Vetus Ordo Wrote: It was a decision that clearly backfired, as you said. With the benefit of analysing things a posteriori, I'd say it was disastrous.

Doubtless. I think the best thing for the faithful today would be for there to be some sort of requirement of having gone to Confession within a week prior to receiving holy Communion. This would necessarily limit frequent recipients to a handful of folk far more pious than myself.
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Why not EMHC's - by Petertherock - 04-14-2011, 10:01 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Bakuryokuso - 04-14-2011, 10:15 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by The_Harlequin_King - 04-14-2011, 10:19 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Resurrexi - 04-14-2011, 10:28 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Historian - 04-14-2011, 10:29 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by bkovacs - 04-14-2011, 10:30 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Vetus Ordo - 04-14-2011, 10:31 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Historian - 04-14-2011, 10:33 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Resurrexi - 04-14-2011, 10:33 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Resurrexi - 04-14-2011, 10:36 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Vetus Ordo - 04-14-2011, 10:44 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Resurrexi - 04-14-2011, 10:53 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by NorthernTrad - 04-14-2011, 10:56 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Petertherock - 04-14-2011, 11:02 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Vetus Ordo - 04-14-2011, 11:04 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by CollegeCatholic - 04-14-2011, 11:07 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Resurrexi - 04-14-2011, 11:13 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Vetus Ordo - 04-14-2011, 11:18 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Resurrexi - 04-14-2011, 11:22 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by The_Harlequin_King - 04-15-2011, 01:55 AM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Bakuryokuso - 04-15-2011, 08:36 AM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Augstine Baker - 04-15-2011, 10:25 AM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by AxxeArp - 04-15-2011, 01:29 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by AxxeArp - 04-15-2011, 01:30 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by AxxeArp - 04-15-2011, 01:33 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by The_Harlequin_King - 04-15-2011, 01:41 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by AxxeArp - 04-15-2011, 01:49 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Vetus Ordo - 04-15-2011, 01:50 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by newyorkcatholic - 04-15-2011, 01:55 PM
Re: Why not EMHC's - by Christus Imperat - 04-15-2011, 02:43 PM
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