Why do we not allow our non-Catholic visitors to receive communion?
The primary answer is: out of respect for our faith and their faith. The Catholic Church teaches that the Eucharist is the real body and blood of Jesus. Some faiths teach that it only represents such. Some will say, it is if you believe and isn’t if you don’t. Some say, it is but only during the communion service.
Some faith communities see sharing the bread brings about unity, the Catholic Church states that sharing the Eucharist expresses the unity we already have, which is unfortunately absent.
Thus, sine the unity that the Eucharist is intended to display is absent, and out of respect for our belief and their different belief, we do not share. We invite those unable to receive to pray that one day we will all be more united in our belief.
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I use WordPress. Sorry I am not in a position to advise you on alternative sites.