“The pope is not a micromanager.”
The CEO of McDonald’s is also not a micromanager, but you will notice how all the McDonals serve the same food, at the same quality, and in a clean environment.
“The CEO of McDonalds is also not a micromanager, but you will notice how all the McDonals serve the same food, at the same quality, and in a clean environment.”
really don’t see how this applies to dealing with millions of catholics.
Any catholic can walk into any mass around the world and will hear the same scriptures being read that day, the same psalm - a homily based on the gospel reading, and the same eucharistic sacrifice being offered.
Catholics are expected to respect the eucharist enough to not present themselves for communion when they know they should not.
What we have are a class of people who obviously do not believe in catholic teaching of the eucharist, or they would not be so careless.
So the church is faced with balancing the issue of reaching out to these people to convince them of their responsibility.
It is going to be very difficult for the church to track these people’s whereabouts week to week.
The bishops can order their priests to deny them communion - but that is assuming all the priests (many of them elderly) are going to be on top of their game and recognize these people prior to offering them the host.
The primary burden rests with the offenders themselves.
The message has now gone out - they have been publicly rebuked.
Let’s see if they listen.
They can still attend mass, but they should not get up for communion.