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May I come ARMED to Mass and Communion. Magisterium AI Limited Language Model AI Bot


Active member
Nov 21, 2018
Washington Island, WISCONSIN. Out in Lake Michigan
According to the Catholic Church, it is not permitted to come armed to Mass and Communion unless there is a pastoral necessity and the diocesan bishop's prescripts are observed [^3]. The Code of Canon Law states that no one is allowed to keep the Eucharist on their person or carry it around, unless there is a pastoral necessity and the diocesan bishop's regulations are followed [^3].

While the Baltimore Catechism does not directly address the issue of coming armed to Mass and Communion, it emphasizes the importance of receiving Holy Communion with the necessary dispositions [^5]. It is best that all participants in the celebration of Holy Mass receive Communion, but it is the responsibility of the pastors to correct any abuse, such as indiscriminate approaches to the altar [^5].

Therefore, it is important to adhere to the teachings of the Church and follow the guidelines set by the diocesan bishop regarding the reception of Holy Communion and the carrying of weapons during Mass [^3].

[^1] [A Catechism of Christian Doctrine (The Baltimore Catechism No. 3) 907](https://gutenberg.org/cache/epub/14553/pg14553.html#id01018)
[^2] [A Catechism of Christian Doctrine (The Baltimore Catechism No. 3) 909](https://gutenberg.org/cache/epub/14553/pg14553.html#id01020)
[^3] [Code of Canon Law 935](https://www.vatican.va/archive/cod-iuris-canonici/eng/documents/cic_lib4-cann879-958_en.html#THE_RESERVATION_AND_VENERATION_OF_THE_MOST_HOLY_EUCHARIST)
[^4] [Code of Canon Law 923](https://www.vatican.va/archive/cod-iuris-canonici/eng/documents/cic_lib4-cann879-958_en.html#Art._2.)
[^5] [Redemptionis Sacramentum 83](https://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/ccdds/documents/rc_con_ccdds_doc_20040423_redemptionis-sacramentum_en.html#Preamble)

color of law

Accomplished Advocate
Oct 7, 2007
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Garbage in, garbage out. Typical catholic teaching - It is what we say it is until we say otherwise. Yet, not one footnote comes close to leading you to such subject matter as being armed in church. Their idea is for you to follow the leader, of which, has gotten us into the mess we are in today.