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It will vary by church. In my non-denominational church, we use grape juice and the pastor had simply stated “they used fermented grape juice in the Bible but we use unfermented because it’s just easier that way,” which I’m pretty sure is his nondescript way of saying, “we have a lot of alcoholics in recovery in this church”.


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I have come across priests using Welch’s Grape 🍇 Juice at Mass. That's very clearly an invalid Mass. Canon law makes it very clear that wine is the necessary matter: Can. 924 §1. The most holy eucharistic sacrifice must be offered with bread and with wine in which a little water must be mixed.[…]§3. The wine must be natural from the fruit of the vine ...


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In the article "Why Grape Wine?", written for the website catholic.com, David Lang quotes from a clarification to the CDF document you mention: THE CONSEQUENCE OF MATTER So, how does the Church address the possible problem of alcoholism? Could grape juice from a supermarket shelf be sacramentally adequate? No: A process of maturation or a “time-...


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"On what basis did the early Christians get this idea of the Real Presence in the first place? More specifically, if Christ didn't teach the doctrine of the Real Presence explicitly, where did the apostles/early Christians supposedly get the idea?" They got the idea from the phenomena of the Holy Spirit transforming them. Their Spiritual transformation of ...


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The basic assumption, "I'd imagine that if Christ directly taught the doctrine of the Real Presence, then one of the Gospels would have recorded it. So given that fact that it isn't directly taught, let us assume for the sake of argument that Christ did not explicitly teach this doctrine.", should be changed to "Since scripture depicts Jesus directly ...


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Late for Mass, can I still receive the Eucharist? At a week day Mass, I see no problem. Being late however should be avoided if at all possible. First of all, we must distinguish between receiving Communion on a week day Mass and a day of obligation. Reception of the Blessed Sacrament on week day Mass is permitted, even if we are late for the obligation to ...


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This is an opinion, but you shouldn't receive communion on any day unless you have been present for the Gospel reading. Factually, if you miss the Gospel reading on a Sunday or Holy Day of Obligation, it doesn't fulfill your obligation and you should not receive communion. However it doesn't seem to be per se illicit if you receive communion without ...


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