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Pope Francis greets House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi in St. Peter's Basilica after Mass on June 29, 2022.

Nancy Pelosi reportedly receives Communion at papal Mass

Jun 29, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pelosi was banned from receiving Holy Communion in her home diocese, the Archdiocese of San Francisco, in May. Read more

Pope Francis waves to crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square on June 19, 2022, on Corpus Christi Sunday.

Let Jesus Christ feed the hungers of your life, Pope Francis says on Corpus Christi

Jun 19, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The pope also prayed for the upcoming World Meeting of Families, and for peace in Myanmar and Ukraine. Read more

The Hallow app is providing prayer content in partnership with the Archdiocese of Detroit's I AM HERE campaign.

Hallow app, Detroit Archdiocese launch 'I AM HERE' Eucharist campaign

Jun 18, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

Hallow is providing the archdiocese with a series of free audio prayer meditations. Read more

St. Juliana Falconieri (1270-1341) and Sister Juliana Faustina.

How the Eucharist entered the heart of a 13th-century saint and inspired a Sister of Life

Jun 18, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘It was not so much that I discovered St. Juliana, as that she found me,’ says Sister Juliana Faustina. Read more

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National Eucharistic Revival: Here's what you need to know

Jun 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

A multi-year initiative designed to inspire greater devotion to the Eucharist starts June 19. Read more

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UPDATE: These Catholic bishops support Nancy Pelosi ban on Holy Communion

May 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

So far only a small minority of U.S. bishops have come out publicly in support of Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone’s... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

Archbishop Cordileone responds to criticism that he's 'politicizing the Eucharist'

May 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

Cordileone was interviewed May 23 by EWTN News' Erik Rosales. Read more

Adoration to the Blessed Sacrament.

Here are two basic requirements Catholics must meet to receive Holy Communion

May 22, 2022

By CNA Staff

Receiving the Eucharist can transform one’s spiritual life, but it is important for Catholics to observe the basic requirements for... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco in Rome, June 28, 2013.

Catholics respond to barring of Nancy Pelosi from Holy Communion

May 20, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Catholics are responding in a variety of ways to Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone's decision not to admit Nancy Pelosi to Communion,... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila says Mass for the Transitional Deacon Ordination in 2020.

Denver archbishop: Cordileone 'made every attempt' to avoid barring Pelosi from Communion

May 20, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

“I support and commend my brother bishop for making this courageous, compassionate, and necessary decision,” Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila said. Read more

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the U.S. Capitol on May 19, 2022, in Washington, D.C. (l), and Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Joseph Cordileone at St. Peter's Basilica on June 29, 2013, in Vatican City, Vatican (r).

Archbishop Cordileone bars Nancy Pelosi from Communion until she ends abortion support

May 20, 2022

By Luke Coppen

Archbishop Cordileone said that the step was ‘purely pastoral, not political.’ Read more

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks before a meeting with President of Finland Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister of Sweden Magdalena Andersson at the U.S. Capitol May 19, 2022 in Washington, DC. The leaders of Finland and Sweden are visiting Washington, DC and meeting with President Biden and Congressional leaders after the two nations submitted formal applications to become members of NATO.

10 times Nancy Pelosi supported abortion while citing her Catholic faith

May 20, 2022

By Katie Yoder

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may no longer receive Holy Communion in her home archdiocese of San Francisco after publicly supporting... Read more

Nancy Pelosi.

What have popes and the Vatican said about Catholic politicians, abortion, and Holy Communion?

May 20, 2022

By Luke Coppen

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco cited papal teaching when explaining why he had instructed that Nancy Pelosi not be... Read more

"Those who live among us without a permanent home, then, provide us a powerful reminder that we are people on pilgrimage, that this is not our true home," said Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone during a homily in a Requiem Mass for the homeless on November 6, 2021.

Archbishop Cordileone tells priests that Nancy Pelosi Communion denial is ‘pastoral, not political’

May 20, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

In a May 20 letter addressed priests of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Cordileone explained that his instruction is nothing... Read more

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Eucharistic Revival: Preacher hopes to convey the 'transformative nature' of the Real Presence

May 6, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Father Doug Grandon is a Catholic priest today, but spent the first half of his life as a Protestant. As... Read more

"ALIVE: Who is there?" is a new documentary about personal encounters with the Eucharist.

The pope gave a shout-out to the creators of ‘ALIVE,’ the eucharist film in theaters April 25

Apr 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The creators of a new documentary on the Eucharist got a special surprise to coincide with the film’s one-day release... Read more

"ALIVE: Who is there?" is a new documentary about personal encounters with the Eucharist.

New eucharistic movie hits U.S. theaters for one day only

Apr 7, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

A new documentary titled "ALIVE: Who is there?" highlighting the transformative power of the Holy Eucharist will be debuting for... Read more

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Tabernacle, with Eucharist inside, stolen from Maryland Catholic church

Mar 30, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

A tabernacle with the Blessed Sacrament located inside, along with other church belongings, was stolen from Catholic church in Hydes,... Read more

Eucharistic procession the evening of Nov. 18, 2021 on the campus of the University of South Alabama.

Alabama college students to host school’s first Eucharistic procession

Nov 18, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Catholic student center at the University of South Alabama in Mobile is set to host the school’s first ever... Read more

Bishop-designate Andrew H. Cozzens of Crookston, Minn., speaks to the general assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Nov. 17, 2021, in Baltimore.

Everything you need to know about the National Eucharistic Congress

Nov 17, 2021

By Shannon Mullen, Katie Yoder

Seeking to rekindle devotion to the Eucharist, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops voted Nov. 17 to launch an... Read more