August 25, 2014

Our funerals gather people of many faith traditions and people with no church connection. We do not have open Communion, but welcome those who are not receiving Communion to come for a blessing.

Surely this simple announcement before the Eucharist begins is sufficient and makes it unnecessary to interrupt Communion with further warnings that Communion is limited to practising Catholics, as I have heard in several of our parishes.

Pope Francis is not emphasizing who is in and who is out, but that all are welcome.

Edward Kennedy, CSsR