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When considering whether to receive Communion, what constitutes a "grave reason" and "opportunity to confess"?

Question:

The Code of Canon Law states: &quot;A person who is conscious of grave sin is not to celebrate Mass or receive the body of the Lord without previous sacramental confession unless there is a grave reason and there is no opportunity to confess&quot; (CIC 916).<br /> In this canon, what constitutes &quot;grave reason&quot; and what is understood as &quot;no opportunity to confess&quot;?<br />

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