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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

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

The fascinating history of the feast of Mary’s assumption

Aug 15, 2023

By CNA Staff

This feast day is a relatively new one but the history of the holy day and the mystery behind it... Read more

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A new eucharistic miracle in Latin America?

Jul 21, 2023

By ACI Prensa

A corporal (sacred linen cloth) at a small rural chapel in Honduras showed large stains that seemed to be of... Read more

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This is Pope Francis’ prayer intention for July 2023

Jul 3, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

“In the Eucharist, it is Christ who offers himself, who gives himself for us,” the pope said. Read more

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High school graduate wins religious freedom essay contest telling story of ‘Little Li’

Jun 26, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Sofia Cornicelli’s winning entry told the story of an 11-year-old girl in 1950s Communist China and her devotion to the... Read more

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UPDATED: Here’s what you need to know about the National Eucharistic Revival

Jun 20, 2023

By CNA Staff, Peter Pinedo

Sponsored by the U.S. Catholic bishops, the revival aims to inspire people to encounter Jesus in the Eucharist.  Read more

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

From coast to coast, eucharistic processions take to the streets across America for Corpus Christi

Jun 13, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Social media was full of photos and videos of local eucharistic processions in dioceses around the country. Read more

A Eucharistic procession in the Vatican Gardens on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ  on June 11, 2023.

PHOTOS: Eucharistic procession in the Vatican Gardens on Corpus Christi

Jun 12, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Corpus Christi is a 700-year-old feast in the Catholic Church that commemorates the real presence of Jesus in the Blessed... Read more

Santiaguito Church in Mexico sustained fire damage, according to a May 15, 2023, statement by the Diocese of Irapuato in the Mexican state of Guanajuato.

Blaze set at iconic Mexican church; Eucharist stolen from another

May 16, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

The Church of Santiaguito, whose origins date back to the 17th century, is one of the “most emblematic and iconic”... Read more

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Archbishop Gomez to lead 6-mile eucharistic procession through Los Angeles

Mar 23, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles will lead a six-mile eucharistic procession on Saturday through the city as part of... Read more

There was a candlelit path to the altar holding the Eucharist during adoration in St. Peter's Square on March 14, 2023.

PHOTOS: Nighttime eucharistic adoration in St. Peter’s Square

Mar 15, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican held its first monthly eucharistic adoration in the area in front of St. Peter’s Basilica on Tuesday night. Read more

Bishop Thomas Paprocki consecrates the host during Mass.

Bishop Paprocki pens essay imagining ‘heretical’ cardinals, quoting San Diego’s McElroy

Mar 1, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

In a Feb. 28 essay published in First Things, Bishop Thomas Paprocki criticized the words of McElroy pertaining to worthiness... Read more

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Bishops open registration for first National Eucharistic Congress in 83 years

Feb 15, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The National Eucharistic Congress will take place in Indianapolis July 17-21, 2024, and organizers say it will be “a defining... Read more

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Benedict XVI describes ‘Protestantization’ of the Eucharist in posthumous publication

Feb 8, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Benedict XVI’s essay on the Eucharist is part of a series of texts the pope emeritus wrote after his... Read more

Unidentified individuals on Jan. 15, 2023, desecrated the Blessed Sacrament in Our Lady of the Abandoned Catholic Church in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua.

Blessed Sacrament desecrated in church in Nicaragua

Jan 18, 2023

By CNA Staff

Unidentified individuals on Jan. 15 desecrated the Blessed Sacrament in a Catholic church in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. Read more

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco

Exclusive interview: 7 questions for Archbishop Cordileone 

Nov 20, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco sat down with CNA for an interview during a break at the U.S.... Read more

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, the outgoing president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, speaking on Nov. 15, 2022, at the conference’s fall assembly in Baltimore.

Archbishop Gomez: The Eucharist ‘makes us one’

Nov 15, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The outgoing president of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference stressed the importance of the Eucharist during the spiritual trials of... Read more

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Shortage of wheat flour means no more Communion hosts in Cuba

Nov 3, 2022

By CNA Staff

“We have been working with the little flour that was left and what was in reserve has already run out,”... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks at the Vatican Press Office, March 25, 2014.

Archbishop Chaput: ‘Biden is not in communion with the Catholic faith’

Oct 23, 2022

By AC Wimmer, David Ramos

Archbishop Charles Chaput said on Saturday that Joe Biden “is not in communion with the Catholic faith” and that “any... Read more