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Luis Cardinal Ladaria, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, in Rome, June 28, 2018. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

CDF highlights its Note on Catholics in politics in letter to US bishops on Eucharistic coherence

The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith wrote Friday to the head of the US Conference... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Holy Mass with First Communions in the Church of the Sacred Heart of Rakovsky, Bulgaria on May 6, 2019.

Father Weinandy: Pro-abortion rights Catholic politicians abuse, politicize sacraments

Dissenting Catholic politicians abuse and politicize the Eucharist when they receive the sacrament while promoting policies and actions contrary to... Read more

Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore J. Cordileone.

Archbishop Cordileone: Catholics supporting abortion should not present themselves for Holy Communion

Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore J. Cordileone released on May 1, 2021 a pastoral letter about the worthiness required for... Read more

President Joe Biden   Credit: mccv/Shutterstock

USCCB has 'nothing in the works' on Biden and Communion

Recent reports that the US Conference of Catholic Bishops may at their spring general assembly press pro-abortion Catholic politicians not... Read more

Eucharistic Adoration.

Allentown bishop proclaims Year of the Real Presence

The bishop of Allentown, Pennsylvania has proclaimed a jubilee year to promote a greater dedication to the Holy Eucharist.   Read more

Pope Francis waves from the window of the Apostolic Palace on Feb. 7, 2021.

Pope Francis applauds beatification of monks who died protecting the Eucharist

In his Regina Coeli address Sunday, Pope Francis applauded the beatification of six Cistercian monks who were martyred while trying... Read more

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