Wednesday, August 02, 2006

"In all truth I tell you, you will be weeping and wailing while the world will rejoice; you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn to joy" -Jn 16:20.


At 10:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry this post does not pertain directly to the original, I couldn't figure out how to start my own thread. I was just curious if you could clarify something for me. When you welcome all "good and faithful" Catholics to come and recieve communion, who exactly does that exclude? Could you add some qualitative detail to that description, or explain what it means to be a "good and faithful" Catholic in your mind.
I ask this question in all seriousness, because recently, I have not attended mass every Sunday. When I heard the invitation to communion you offered, I was taken aback. Was I not a "good and faithful" Catholic because I hadn't been to mass last Sunday? Did your invitation not include me, should I stay in my seat? If I did stay in my seat, would people wonder what I had done that made me not a "good and faithful" Catholic? I had never heard such an invitation in my many years of attending Catholic masses at various parishes. Perhaps my reaction is the exact one you are looking for- that parishoners should approach communion in a contemplative state- questioning whether their actions were those of a good and faithful Catholic. But without any clarification from the source, it leaves one to wonder what message is meant to be sent. I am very interested to find out more about the meaning behind your statement and look forward to seeing your posted response.

At 9:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you stayed in your seat people might think you are not Catholic. Anyways you shouldn't worry what people think about you. When you go to Mass it is just you and the Lord.


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