Holy Eucharist remit mortal or venial sin?
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The Holy Eucharist
does remit venial sin. As stated in the Catechism of the Council of Trent...
"It cannot be
doubted that by the Eucharist are remitted and pardoned lighter sins, commonly
called venial. Whatever the soul has lost through the fire of passion, by
falling into some slight offense, all this the Eucharist, canceling those lesser
faults, repairs, in the same way - not to depart from the illustration already
adduced - as natural food gradually restores and repairs... But these things are
to be understood of those sins for which no actual affection is retained."
The Holy Eucharist
does NOT remit mortal sin. Those guilty of mortal sin must worthily
receive absolution in the
Sacrament of Penance prior to receiving Holy Communion. To knowingly receive
the Holy Eucharist while in a state of mortal sin is a grave offense.
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