When we approach with love, fear and trembling to receive Jesus in Holy Communion, we always need to have confessed any Mortal Sin before receiving. Many progressive Catholics receive Holy Communion in Mortal Sin, especially after missing Sunday Masses or using birth control. The confession lines are very short, the Holy Communion “procession” lines are very long. “Domine, non sum dignus ut intres sub tectum meum: sed tantum dic verbo, et sanabitur anima mea.”
Jesus clearly shows what will happen if we approach “The King’s Banquet” in Mortal Sin. “And the king went in to see the guests: and he saw there a man who had not on a wedding garment. And he saith to him: Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? But he was silent. Then the king said to the waiters: Bind his hands and feet, and cast him into the exterior darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” St. Matt. 22: 11-14.
Jesus personally instructed St. Paul on His Body and Blood. “Therefore whosoever shall eat this bread, or drink the chalice of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of body and of the blood of the Lord. But let a man prove himself: and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of the chalice . For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord. Therefore are there many infirm and weak among you, and many sleep.” 1 Cor. 27-30.
St. Bridget said: “There does not exist on earth a punishment which is great enough to punish it (receiving Holy Communion in Mortal Sin) Ssufficiently.” She said that when a priest offers the Sacrifice of the Mass in Mortal Sin, it is worse than offering menstrual blood to a nobleman here on earth. We priest really have to be careful.
St. John Vianney says when we receive Jesus in Mortal Sin we “put Jesus Christ at the feet of the devil.” He also says: “that we would never dare approach a king with a foul smelling mouth, yet we embrace the King of Heaven with a soul much more foul still. No outrage could be greater.”
He also beautifully describes how we use the best gold for the paten, chalice and ciborium that hold the Body and Blood of Jesus. Yet, he explains, they do not commingle. But we do commune with God and need to be in a very holy state of grace.
St. Cyril said: “They who make a sacrilegious Communion receive Satan and Jesus Christ into their hearts – Satan, that they may let him rule, and Jesus Christ, that they may offer Him in sacrifice as a Victim to Satan.”
I describe it this way; How would you like it if I were to dunk you in a septic tank full of poop? You would hate me and rightfully so. But when you receive Jesus into a soul with Mortal Sin, you are subjecting Jesus to the foul devils in your soul. I do not think he would be very happy at that either. You need to really beg His forgiveness for this terrible offense.
I think it is like this. It is one thing to do an offense against a person or sin against a person. But it is a much graver thing to do an offense against God. That is why the FIRST 3 Commandments are sins against God. Then the next 7 Commandments are against people. I would even say that, murdering Fr. Walker is less of an offense, because he is a human, than receiving Holy Communion in Mortal Sin.
Thank you traditional Catholics for all the love you have for the Blessed Sacrament. You show your love by kneeling in adoration and humbly receiving Him on the tongue. Your love for Jesus in Holy Communion is evident when I give you Holy Communion. May we always thank God for this great great gift from Heaven, made present through the words of the priest: This Is My Body, This Is My Blood.
Many people receive Jesus in Mortal Sin because they do not want others to think they are in mortal sin. They only think of what others may think of them, and think they can get away with what God thinks of them. We put people’s affection above that of God’s.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.