Is Holy Communion
supposed to be denied to those who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin?
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Yes, Holy Communion is
supposed to be denied to those who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin. As
the 1983 Code of Canon Law states...
"Can. 915 Those
upon whom the penalty of excommunication or interdict has been imposed or
declared, and others who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin, are not to
be admitted to holy communion."
This is actually
charitable to the sinner, given that Holy Scripture says...
whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily will have to
answer for the body and blood of the Lord." (St. Paul, 1 Cor. 11:27 )
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