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Catholic teaching on Communion applies to politicians who support abortion, too, bishop says

Catholic teaching sees the Eucharist as Christ’s transformative sacrifice on the cross and this Holy Communion must only be received... Read more

Fr. Jose Carlos Pedrini, CS, (R) attempts to concelebrate Mass with Francisco Leite, a Presbyterian minister, (L) in Jundiai, Brazil, Feb. 17, 2021. (screenshot)

Brazilian priest who 'concelebrated' Mass with Protestant minister removed as pastor

The local bishop and the regional superior of a priest who last week attempted to concelebrate the Eucharist with a... Read more

Posters describing Eucharistic miracles are displayed in pews at St. Edmund’s Church.

In time of virtual worship, miracles of Eucharist point to Real Presence

A North Vancouver church might be livestreaming Masses daily, but its pastor is ensuring his flock does not forget the... Read more

Consecrated host found intact.

Blessed Sacrament found intact after explosion at Madrid parish

Rescuers in Madrid, Spain announced last week that a consecrated host was found intact amid the rubble left behind from... Read more

The woman who lived for 60 years on the Eucharist alone

Servant of God Floripes de Jesús, better known as Lola, was a Brazilian laywoman who lived on the Eucharist alone... Read more

Archbishop Wilton Gregory at a Mass celebrated at the Capital One Arena before the 2020 March for Life.

Analysis: Archbishop Gregory says he won’t deny Biden communion. How will Catholics respond?

Washington’s archbishop, who will be made a cardinal this weekend, told a journalist Tuesday that in his diocese, he will... Read more

Pope Francis, pictured July 27, 2016.

Pope Francis marks 500th anniversary of first Mass in Chile

Pope Francis urged Catholics in Chile Monday to renew their gratitude for the gift of the Eucharist in a letter... Read more

An image of Carlo Acutis was unveiled at his beatification Mass in Assisi, Italy Oct. 10, 2020.

Beatification of Carlo Acutis: The first millennial to be declared Blessed

With the beatification of Carlo Acutis in Assisi Saturday, the Catholic Church now has its first “Blessed” who loved Super... Read more

Poland’s bishops attend a Oct. 5-6 plenary meeting in Łódź.

Polish bishops: Communion in the hand acceptable amid pandemic

Poland’s bishops said Tuesday that Catholics who opt to receive Holy Communion in the hand during the pandemic “cannot be... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone during an Oct. 3 rosary rally in San Francisco. Courtesy photo.

San Francisco archbishop urges ‘devotion and love’ for Eucharist as indoor Masses resume

At an outdoor rosary rally and Mass held Oct. 3, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone encouraged Catholics to renew their... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, at the Vatican, Feb. 10, 2015.

Cardinal Sarah: ‘We must return to the Eucharist’

In a letter to the leaders of the world’s episcopal conferences, the head of the Vatican’s office for worship and... Read more

Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria.

Tabernacle stolen from Canadian Catholic cathedral 

The Bishop of St. Catharines, Ontario is appealing for thieves to return the consecrated Host after the tabernacle was stolen... Read more

Assumption of the Virgin Mary, fresco painting in San Petronio Basilica in Bologna, Italy.

What's the Assumption, anyway? A CNA Explainer

Today, Catholics around the world mark the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, commemorating the end of her earthly life... Read more

Joe Biden.

Analysis: Will anything change on pro-choice politicians and holy communion?

Can pro-choice politicians like Biden receive the Eucharist? And will anyone stop Biden if he approaches the communion line?  Read more

A tabernacle.

Eucharist and tabernacle stolen from North Carolina Catholic Church

Police are appealing to the public for help and a parish is requesting prayers after a tabernacle containing the Eucharist... Read more

Eucharistic adoration following the pope's Corpus Christi Mass June 14, 2020.

Pope Francis: The Eucharist gives us Christ's healing love

Christ’s presence in the Eucharist heals wounds and transforms bitter negativity into the joy of Lord, Pope Francis said in... Read more

A Corpus Christi procession in the Stara Miłosna quarter of Warsaw, June 11, 2020. All photos: Fr. Mariusz Wedziuk.

‘The Eucharist gives life’: Poles celebrate Corpus Christi amid pandemic

Catholics took part in traditional Corpus Christi processions across Poland Thursday amid strict safety measures intended to prevent the spread... Read more

Pilgrims venerate the Host at St. Hyacinth in Legnica, Poland.

Parish priest says reported Eucharistic miracle has led to conversions

As the Vatican continues to evaluate a reported Eucharistic miracle in Poland, the priest of the parish where it occurred... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Corpus Christi Mass in Rome's Casal Bertone neighborhood June 23, 2019.

Some experts split from Fauci on Holy Communion recommendation

As dioceses across the United States start to reopen public Masses, the scientist leading the government’s response to the coronavirus... Read more

The Cathedral of Saint Augustine in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Kalamazoo bishop urges prayers, support for parishes during coronavirus

Bishop Paul Bradley of Kalamazoo released a pastoral letter Friday encouraging support for parishes during the pandemic, and announcing the... Read more