A reader writes:
The candidate I am sponsoring (who is coming into the Church from Protestantism) is finding the issue of intercommunion to be a real sticking point. It not only seems slightly rude to her for Catholics not to invite other Christians to come up to receive Our Lord, but—more seriously—it seems to somehow be cutting people off from God’s grace.
If a Protestant is baptized, sufficiently respectful, and at least in the general neighborhood of believing in the Real Presence, she doesn’t understand why they shouldn’t be welcome at the table of Our Lord. I think there’s also some discomfort at the idea that Catholic authorities have the right to control access to Sacraments...READ MORE