[quote:14v6elmo][quote:14v6elmo]Ecumenism is one thing, that does not mean changing rules for it. [/quote:14v6elmo]
Amen to that.
[quote:14v6elmo]You seem to think I am somehow on the wrong side here. THE CHURCH says you cannot recieve Communion if you are not Catholic, not me, personally. I am only trying to explain why the Church has made it so.[/quote:14v6elmo]
Ummm…. I guess you didn’t read my last post…. the quoted section from a document approved by the Pope clearly states the conditions where a non-Catholic may receive Communion…… and let me be clear=
INTENT TO JOIN THE CHURCH IS NOT ONE OF THE CONDITIONS.
In other words, you were/are wrong.
[quote:14v6elmo]Your attempts to conjure up a situation where a non-Catholic can recieve communion even though he is not Catholic and does not want to be Catholic are strange at best. [/quote:14v6elmo]
Strange? It should be clear by now why I presented that situation…
To recieve Communuon without being a Catholic, you need to be in grave danger and have to believe in the Catholic position. It DOES say you need to believe in it. Now how can you believe in the Catholic position without believing in Catholicism? You can’t. It is simply impossible. And if one DOES, one obviously does not really know WHAT you are believing in because no one who has actually taken time to look at these things could believe in the Church’s claims of the Eucharist, and yet disbelieve in the Church’s claims elsewhere.