It seems that we Catholics are sorely under catechized people. Friends, please be aware that I am not judging anybody - not in the least. I do this out of love. My intent is to help clear the misconceptions that exist.
Occasionally - only if it's venial sin and not mortal. If you knowingly receive communion in a state of mortal sin you add another grave sin. Venial sin is remitted when we pray the Confiteor at Mass & further when we receive the Holy Eucharist - but it is good practice to utilize the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) - even for venial sins.
How do you know if you are in mortal, or grave, sin? If you knowingly or intently break God's Law - one of the ten commandments - you are in mortal sin. For example: missing Mass because you don't feel like going is a mortal sin.
Link: The Third Commandment: Keep Holy The Sabbath Day
It's Okay for a Catholic "to not agree" with everything the Church teaches, right?
This is commonly known as a "cafeteria Catholic," one who chooses - as if at a buffet - what they will have, and what they will not have. If you are a "Faithful Catholic" you are "Faithful" in following all Church teaching.
Church teaching can be found in the catechism and is taken from The Holy Scriptures. If you are not following - or not "practicing" what the church and Her founder Jesus Christ teaches - you are thusly not a "practicing Catholic" or "Faithful Catholic" in the true sense of the words.
The lay Faithful or "Christifideles Laici" believe - and strive to follow/practice - 100% of Catholic teaching.
You may be a baptized Catholic but you are definitely not "Faithful" or "practicing." You need to speak to your parish priest asap. Abortion is an intrinsic evil - an non-negotiable Truth of the church. Thou shalt not kill is the fifth commandment and abortion breaks it.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church: The Fifth Commandment
Article: What does the Catholic Church Teach regarding Abortion
Friends, the commandments are not restrictive or inhibiting, quite the contrary! When we follow God's Law we find true, lasting peace . . . joy beyond comprehension! Joy which the world truly cannot provide.
Helpful Sites reflecting TRUE Catholic Teaching:
The Catechism Of The Catholic Church Online
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