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Confession, Eucharist, and Freedom

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Constance T. Hull writes: "In the Encyclical Letter, Redemptor Hominis, Saint John Paul II discusses the connection between these two great Sacraments of the Church. Both the Holy Eucharist and Penance are linked to the mystery of Jesus Christ. Saint Paul said, “Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.” The link between theses Sacraments is apparent. In approaching the Lord’s Supper at each Mass, we must be aware of our failings and whether or not we are in a worthy state for reception of Holy Communion. The Holy Eucharist is not a right. It is a gift reserved for those in a state of grace who are members of the Church." Read more...

Make a fresh start today. Allow humility to guide you to a freedom from sin that will transform you, your family, and all whom you encounter this day. Go to confession.


Related:

Pope Franics on the need for confession  http://catholicherald.co.uk/news/2018/03/15/pope-francis-if-you-are-in-a-state-of-mortal-sin-you-cannot-receive-communion/

Ten Sins That Must Be Confessed Before Receiving Holy Communion http://www.courageouspriest.com/10-sins-confessed

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