No-sin Zone Guaranteed!
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Posted 19 May 2005 - 08:01 PM
Specially for those who have been expressing concerns:
I spoke with people who are more expert than I and they have come up with a simple flow chart.
What is termed "obligation" (which I never thought of as such) is to take the communion elements once a year unless there is a reason not to, which would normally be expressed in medical terms. Either element stands for both elements, e.g either the bread or the wine stands for both.
Take note that the norm is to give the Eucharist in both kinds.
If we are so sensitive to whatever ppm of gluten and/or wheat are in the hosts, that we cannot take it once a year, AND are sensitive to the standard wine or to mustum (which is a low-alcohol wine) then we can make a spiritual communion as has been previously pointed out by Abby.
In those circumstances this is regarded as just as good by bone fide and authoritative Roman Catholic leaders.
There are various suggestions for meditations and devotions at this time, enquire privately if you wish to know what I was told and if you would like me to pass them on to you, else there may be forums with that sort of thing. (I have a hardware problem so can't reply to you for about ten days.)
For those genuinely concerned by this I hope you will get a chance to read this and not feel the need to tell people someone is "making" other people sin in connection with this sort of thing.
If disappointed with the general standard of church ministry vis-a-vis women, men, etc, enquire further and pray God make something happen - perhaps use private messages if you want to discuss.
What did we do before the WWW? How did we know what was going on or how to find something out? I browsed magazines and books, joined bodies, dropped in and out of places and mixed.
Coded language isn't helpful, it would be nice if the administrators or moderators didn't only use the ultimate sanctions like banning someone or deleting a thread, but also made a comment when there has been taking apart of political or religious leaders.
Some of us burn cool but that doesn't mean administrator or moderator action wouldn't be welcome.
Hoping everyone feels better about all these things now, some of us have had a jittery few days of late, if we move on we've got to see the dent where we've been.
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