Eucharist and becoming Catholic

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q:  Some inquirers come in as candidates who have a good theological understanding of the Eucharist and the Real Presence, yet they cannot partake of the Eucharist until becoming Catholic.  I understand this as a matter of faith, and one of community and unity.  Before taking the Eucharist, we need to be in unity with the Catholic Church in faith.  Is there a better explanation that you could share with me on this point?

A:  I’ve written a number of bulletin inserts on a variety of liturgical topics. Those who buy the CD from Resource Publications get the rights to reproduce them. A few are published online, such as the one that deals with the question you ask. You can find the particular topic here:

The entire collection of inserts is available here: