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Eucharist
Question from Fernando on 09-03-2013:

Why am I required to go to confession before receiving the Eucharist? I thought receiving Jesus was especially important for sinners. A priest announced that to receive the Eucharist without first going to confession was a sin.

Answer by Catholic Answers on 09-07-2013:

Fernando--

You are only required to go to confession before receiving the Eucharist if you have committed mortal sin. A devout reception of the Eucharist can forgive venial sin.

Michelle Arnold
Catholic Answers


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