Edit: Anyone in contact with a regular parish setting knows that most priests don’t care if they’re giving Communion to whomever, or whatever. It makes one wonder, that if anything goes on in most NO parishes at all, why safeguard it from sacrilege? It’s just an empty symbol, right? After all, most NO parishes don’t have much respect for the Blessed Sacrament, hence only a minority of Catholics really believe in the real presence.
It’s “common practice” in Germany that Protestants in "mixed marriages" receive Communion, Stefan Orth writes on the German bishops' katholisch.de (February 19). He mentions that the bishops meet this week in order to push for Holy Communion for Protestants.
According to Orth, it is “inconsistent” for the bishops that Protestants are allowed to receive Holy Communion during the wedding ceremony with a Catholic spouse but not afterwards.
This argument is flawed. First, Protestants who do not believe in the Eucharist (otherwise they were not Protestants) and never go to confession which is a precondition for receiving the sacrament, are never allowed to receive Communion. Second, Orth hushes up that for decades it has been a common practice in his country to invite all Protestants to receive Holy Communion. So what the bishops push for, has already been introduced.
This shows the pattern according to which Germany and later the Vatican subvert the Catholic faith: They first tolerate outrageous abuses and then proceed to "legalising" them.
Germany has a big Moslem population. It is a question of time until those Moslems will be invited to receive Communion, if they are not already.