Children today are maturing so quickly and are exposed to so many different influences that it might be time to consider allowing them to prepare for and receive their first Communion even before their 7th birthdays, said the head of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments.I think seven is too young for a child to do anything other than play and go to school. However, following the path of religion, you have to “get ‘em while their young.” If you take these children and begin the brainwashing process early enough, you can guarantee that they will have life-long guilt problems and be fully indoctrinated into the church, forever guilty of being born human.
"A child's first Communion is like the beginning of a journey with Jesus, in communion with him: the beginning of a friendship destined to last and to grow for his entire life," wrote Cardinal Antonio Canizares Llovera.
St. Pius said delaying the reception of Communion until long after the child reaches "the age of reason," generally accepted to be about 7 years of age, was the result of the erroneous belief that "the most holy Eucharist is a reward rather than a remedy for human frailty."The age of reason is seven? I have a daughter who is nine and I still wouldn’t consider her at the age of reason. For that matter, I am not sure that I am at the age of reason. The idea that a child can understand what is going on when it comes to religion is laughable.
No word on if the age of rape is still six.