Pope Pius X lowered the age to be able to receive Holy Communion to little children because he wanted Jesus to be received into their pure souls before they could know sin.
But as soon as we reach the age of discernment, to know and will what is right and wrong, we may never receive Jesus after committing a mortal sin. It is a sacrilege, a grave crime against God, to ever receive Jesus in Holy Communion after committing a mortal sin and not haven been forgive of it in Holy Confession.
“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 Corinthians 11:29-30
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.”
St. Bridget said:
“there does not exist on earth a punishment which is great enough to punish it sufficiently!“
The Catechism of the Council of Trent declares:
“As of all the sacred mysteries … none can compare with the … Eucharist, so likewise for no crime is there heavier punishment to be feared from God than for the unholy or irreligious use by the faithful of that which … contains the very Author and Source of holiness.” (De Euch., v.i)
May we prepare well, every time, to receiving Jesus/God in Holy Communion by frequent Confessions and proper preparation before each Mass and Communion.
We are so blessed to be traditional Catholics and to know how great it is to be able to receive Jesus at the Latin Mass, where He is treated as God, kneeling and on the tongue.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.