TO GRANT OR NOT TO GRANT COMMUNION AT DISPARITY OF CULT MARRIAGES
Natural marriage is the union of a man and a woman consent to live together in an intimate partnership of life, which is geared toward procreation and education of children and the good of the spouses. The non-baptized who enter into a natural marriage are, in the real sense, husband and wife.
A sacramental marriage refers to a marriage validly celebrated between two baptized persons. It obtains a special firmness by reason of the sacramental graces involved. Christ is the source of this grace. The sacramental graces obtained in this sacrament give the spouses the “strength to take up their crosses,” “to rise again after they have fallen, to forgive one another, to bear one another’s burdens, to ‘be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ,’’ and to love one another with supernatural, tender, and fruitful love” (CCC 1642).
A valid marriage cannot be celebrated with an unbaptized person, unless a dispensation (dispensation from disparity of cult) has been given according to the prescripts of the law, particularly Canons 1125 and 1126.
Does the Celebration of Disparity of Cult Marriages qualify as a just cause for distributing Holy Communion outside Mass?
Click below to read the canonical opinion on the above-mentioned concern written by Fr Dominic Santhiyagu, JCL. & Sr. Melanie Reyes, MSBS, JCL.