So I’ve made some deeply personal decisions that I wanted to share with you. I have decided to abstain from the Eucharist except for the once a year Easter obligation. The reason for this is that I am a dissenter, I am very very pro LGTBQ rights. I am gay myself but choose to live a celibate life. another reason is that I have lived a very dissolute life and would like to take time to do penance for my sins. I was very, very public about my sins and public reception of the Eucharist could cause scandal (this is not an hypothesis, this happened in a parish for real) so I examined Canons 915 and 916 which concern dissenting Catholics and reception of the Eucharist, I also read up on Medieval Catholicism and feel good about my choice to remain Catholic, attend Mass, fast and pray, &tc but not participate in the Eucharist save once a year. I am also committing to a holy hour at minimum once a week before the tabernacle in my church after one of the daily masses. oddly after making all of these decisions I feel like a salve has been applied to my soul. I think I need time attending Mass and praying before the opinions I hold can be looked at in a new light. thanks for listening but please do pray for me.