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"Jesus Thirsts: The Miracle of the Eucharist" will be shown in theaters June 18-26, 2024.

UPDATE: ‘Jesus Thirsts’ film announces extended release

Jun 18, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The new film “Jesus Thirsts: The Miracle of the Eucharist” scored big at the box office, grossing $2,141,273 and landing... Read more

Byzantine Divine Liturgy at Holy Protection of the Mother of God Byzantine Catholic Church in downtown Denver on June 8, 2024.

Through a pilgrim’s eyes: The Byzantine Divine Liturgy on the Eucharistic Pilgrimage route

Jun 15, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Day-to-day, the perpetual pilgrims make their way across the U.S. by walking and driving, sometimes in a procession of cars,... Read more

The Eucharist makes its way up a ski hill in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, as part of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage.

Eucharistic pilgrims go ‘to the heights’ at the top of the Rocky Mountains

Jun 13, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

At the Continental Divide last week, a priest held up the golden monstrance containing Jesus and blessed both halves of... Read more

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Florida priest charged for biting arm of woman he says was desecrating Eucharist

May 23, 2024

By Matt McDonald

Father Fidel Rodriguez admitted to police that he bit the woman but said he did so only after she reached... Read more

Jim Wahlberg speaks to CNA in an interview ahead of the premiere of the new film "Jesus Thirsts: The Miracle of the Eucharist" in Orange County, California.

Jim Wahlberg on new film and powerful conversion: Mother Teresa ‘was sent there for me’ 

May 20, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

“Jesus Thirsts: The Miracle of the Eucharist” is a new film co-produced by Jim Wahlberg that helps viewers rediscover the... Read more

Bishop Andrew Cozzens of Crookston, Minnesota, blesses the crowd with the Eucharist in a monstrance during an outdoor Pentecost Sunday Mass on May 19, 2024, in Bemidji, Minnesota. The Mass at the headwaters of the Mississippi River marked the start of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage, a four-route trek consisting of Eucharistic processions, community service, and other events that culminates in July at the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianpolis.

And they’re off! National Eucharistic Pilgrimage routes begin with Holy Spirit-powered send-offs

May 19, 2024

By Jonathan Liedl

The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage began on Pentecost Sunday with Masses, processions, and prayers a renewal of Eucharistic devotion in the... Read more

Jesus Thirsts: The Miracle of the Eucharist will be shown in theaters June 4, 5, and 6, 2024.

New film ‘Jesus Thirsts’ shows transformative power of the Eucharist

Mar 25, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

“Jesus Thirsts: The Miracle of the Eucharist” will take viewers on a journey to rediscover and revive the importance of... Read more

The United States 10th National Eucharistic Congress will be held July 17–21, 2024, in Indianapolis and is expected to draw 80,000 Catholics to Lucas Oil Stadium, home to the Indianapolis Colts. This is the first National Eucharistic Congress in 83 years.

Registration opens for ‘milestone’ 2024 National Eucharistic Congress

Feb 16, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Registration opened on Thursday for the 2024 National Eucharistic Congress, a “milestone” in the third year of the U.S. bishops’... Read more

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Priests, prelate respond to ‘visionary’ who encouraged using Eucharist in rituals

Jan 9, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

“This is a grave mortal sin: using holy Communion to use it in witchcraft is a sacrilege,” one priest said. Read more

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Vatican doctrine office encourages single mothers to receive Communion after confession

Dec 14, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican’s doctrine office published a letter on Thursday confirming that single mothers can receive Communion after going to confession. Read more

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Mexican bishop: thief who stole Eucharist is excommunicated

Dec 4, 2023

By Diego López Colín

The prelate declared the act as “a violation of the sacred place [the chapel] and a sacrilege against the sacred... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the National Association of Hispanic Priests at the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace on  Nov. 16, 2023.

Pope Francis tells American priests: ‘Do not leave the Lord of the tabernacle alone’

Nov 17, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The presence of Jesus in every tabernacle points us to how we can serve our suffering brothers and sisters who... Read more

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Thieves repent, sacramentally confess, and return stolen objects to chapel in Spain

Nov 13, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

A week after desecrating and robbing a chapel in the Diocese of Orihuela-Alicante in Spain, the thieves have confessed and... Read more

St. John Paul II during an open-air Mass on June 9, 1991, in Warsaw, Poland.

15 quotes from St. John Paul II on his love for the Eucharist

Oct 22, 2023

By Katie Yoder

Catholics worldwide remember St. John Paul II on his feast day, Oct. 22. His “secret” to life and all that... Read more

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‘Miracles of the Eucharist’ is the theme for this year’s International Week of Prayer and Fasting

Oct 15, 2023

By Joseph Pronechen

The 31st annual International Week of Prayer and Fasting for our nation, leaders, families, and the Church will take place... Read more

Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, speaks at Philadelphia’s Eucharistic Congress on Sept. 30, 2023. 

Be joyful, the Eucharist is not just a metaphor, Bishop Burbidge says

Oct 3, 2023

By Daniel Payne

At the opening Mass of Philadelphia’s Eucharistic Congress, Burbidge said a “common error” is that “some people mistakenly see the... Read more

The Eucharistic procession ended in the Vatican’s Lourdes Grotto.

New study shows that now almost two-thirds of US Catholics believe in Real Presence 

Sep 29, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

As the U.S. Church continues its Eucharistic revival, a CARA study suggests there is positive movement when it comes to... Read more

Bishop Rafael Zornoz of Cádiz and Ceuta, Spain, celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Hospital of Puerto Real.

Consecrated hosts stolen from hospital chapel tabernacle in Spain

Sep 14, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Sources at the diocese told ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language news partner, that chaplains witnessed the tabernacle had been profaned on... Read more

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Archbishop gives Communion to Muslim sheik at funeral Mass for cardinal: his explanation

Sep 5, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The incident sparked controversy among Catholics, and the prelate posted an explanation for what happened on the archdiocesan website. Read more

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

Pope Francis: The Eucharist can fill ‘the wounds and voids produced by sin’

Aug 25, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The pope said in the eyes of the world it might appear “absurd” to confront societal problems by praying on... Read more