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Pope Francis arrives at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary on Sept. 12, 2021.

Pope Francis at International Eucharistic Congress: ‘Let’s make time for Adoration’

Pope Francis is the first pope to attend an International Eucharistic Congress since the year 2000. Read more

Nigerian Cardinal John Onaiyekan speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 9, 2021.

The Eucharist should not be received unworthily, says Nigerian cardinal

Cardinal Onaiyekan said it is ‘the duty of pastors to make access to confession easily available.’ Read more

Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev spoke with EWTN at the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary.

What role does the Eucharist hold in the Eastern Orthodox Church?

Orthodox believers are called to pursue deification, or divine qualities, according to a Russian Orthodox leader. The most powerful way... Read more

Burmese Cardinal Charles Maung Bo speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 8, 2021.

Burma’s Cardinal Bo: Jesus waits patiently for us in the Eucharist

He called the COVID-19 pandemic the ‘irritating teacher of patience.’ Read more

Russian Orthodox leader Metropolitan Hilarion speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 6, 2021.

Metropolitan Hilarion: Catholics, Eastern Orthodox are united in belief in Christ’s Real Presence

Metropolitan Hilarion delivered the opening catechesis at the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary. Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during the Angelus on July 25, 2021.

Pope Francis: Do not water down the truth of the Eucharist

Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to not water down the teaching that the Eucharist is Jesus’ Body and Blood. Read more

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

The fascinating history of the feast of Mary's Assumption

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

Our Lady of the Pillar Parish Church in Manila, Philippines, is the archdiocesan Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament.

Philippines to hold online Eucharistic meeting as pandemic prevents travel to Budapest

The Philippines bishops announced they will hold an online Eucharistic congress in solidarity with the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest... Read more

Angelo Libutti and Ray Grijalba meet and interview Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze for the movie

Hollywood director, Catholic internet host take on Eucharist miracles movie

A longtime Hollywood artist has teamed up with a Catholic YouTube host to create a live-action film on Eucharistic miracles.  Read more

Pope Francis waves during his Angelus address at the Vatican, Aug. 8, 2021.

Pope Francis: Jesus’ Bread of Life discourse renews ‘our amazement for the gift of the Eucharist’

‘God became man for me, for you, for all of us, to enter into our lives,’ the pope said. Read more

Bishop David Konderla of Tulsa. Courtesy of the Diocese of Tulsa.

Tulsa bishop: Eucharistic coherence is about helping people grow in communion with Christ

The controversy over reception of Communion by supporters of abortion is ordered to helping all Catholics to grow in communion... Read more

Bishop Jeffrey Monforton of Steubenville, Ohio gives the homily during Mass with members of the USCCB Region VI at the Basilica of St. John Lateran on Dec. 10, 2019, during their ad Limina Apostolorum visit.

Two more US bishops emphasize the need for Eucharistic document

The U.S. bishops are drafting a Eucharistic document to catechize Catholics, not to score political points, two bishops emphasized this... Read more

Archbishop Alexander Sample during Mass at St. John the Baptist Church in Milwaukie, Oregon, in 2019.

Portland archbishop welcomes ‘Eucharistic Revival,’ emphasizes worthy reception of Communion

Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland, Oregon last week praised a new “Eucharistic Revival” initiative of the U.S.bishops that aims to... Read more

'Eucharistic Revival' to begin in 2022: 'We want to start a fire, not a program'

The bishops of the United States discussed on Friday a program of “Eucharistic Revival” which will aim to foster deeper... Read more

A Eucharistic document: What the USCCB will be debating and voting on today

On Thursday afternoon, the U.S. bishops are scheduled to debate and vote to begin drafting a teaching document on the... Read more

A bishop's pectoral cross. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

The USCCB meeting starts today: 5 items the bishops will consider

From June 16-18, 2021, the bishops of the United States will gather for their annual spring meeting, held virtually this... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Corpus Christi Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, June 6, 2021.

Pope Francis on Corpus Christi: ‘We need to enlarge our hearts’

Celebrating Corpus Christi Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, the pope said: “A Church of the pure and perfect is a... Read more

A Corpus Christi procession in Poznań, Poland, June 3, 2021. Credit: Archdiocese of Poznań.

Catholics in Poland celebrate Corpus Christi amid coronavirus restrictions

Catholics took part in Corpus Christi processions across Poland Thursday.  Read more

Bishop James Wall of Gallup greets parishioners following Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Gallup.

Bishop Wall on politicians and Communion: 'Our concern is not political but pastoral'

Bishop James Wall of Gallup responded Tuesday to a recent essay from Bishop Robert McElroy, in which the Bishop of... Read more

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