Phillip: paragraph 1401 Catechism of the Catholic Church permits communion to Christians not of the Roman Catholic church who are in case of grave necessity.
BFHU: Let us also take a look at the paragraph above the one you cite.
CCC 1400 Ecclesial communities derived from the Reformation and separated from the Catholic Church, “have not preserved the proper reality of the Eucharistic mystery in its fullness, especially because of the absence of the sacrament of Holy Orders.”239 It is for this reason that, for the Catholic Church, Eucharistic intercommunion with these communities is not possible.
Now the paragraph you cited.
1401 When, in the Ordinary’s judgment, a grave necessity arises, Catholic ministers may give the sacraments of Eucharist, Penance, and Anointing of the Sick to other Christians not in full communion with the Catholic Church, who ask for them of their own will, provided they give evidence of holding the Catholic faith regarding these sacraments and possess the required dispositions
First, it is in the Ordinary’s judgment–that is not the judgment of the local parish priest. The ordinary is the BISHOP. So the bishop’s permission must be obtained first.
Secondly-A grave necessity is most likely the danger of death and the one given sacraments is most likely one who is in the process of entering the Church. Feeling rejected or hurt feelings do not equal a grave (as in deadly) necessity. Neither of these are deadly or are the sacraments a necessity unless one is about to die and believes all that the Catholic Church teaches.
Phillip:I have heard of this practice occurring in missionary situations, where there is no ordained clergy available for some great distance.
BFHU: What you may have heard of or even witnessed with your own eyes in a Catholic Church means absolutely nothing unless the priest or bishop is a faithful son of the Church
and loyal to the Pope. All kinds of nonsense occurs in Catholic Churches by rebellious priests all over the world. They may have good intentions but frankly, they are heretics.
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