This Washington Post article talks about the bishops getting criticism from both liberals and conservatives (their words) over the Communion flap. It’s interesting that even the WP lumps Voice of the Faithful with Call to Action and Catholics for a Free Choice. After all, they always sound the same.
Steve Krueger, executive director of the lay Catholic group Voice of the Faithful, said yesterday that the bishops’ statement was “perplexing.”
“They specifically talked about ‘worthiness’ to receive Communion, yet every time I receive Communion, I say ‘Lord, I am not worthy to receive you,’ ” he said. “I think a divisive debate is being created that does not serve the interests of the church, which is deeply in need of healing.”
It sounds like Krueger doesn’t even know that the Church teaches that someone who is in mortal sin should not receive the Eucharist, or that there is ever a situation in which one should not receive. You also shouldn’t receive if you haven’t fasted an hour before approaching for Communion. Does the “I am not worthy” prayer render that requirement moot, too?