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Survey on Catholic belief in the Eucharist prompts calls for better catechesis

After a recent survey found that two-thirds of Catholics do not believe Church teaching about the Real Presence of Christ... Read more

The DeVine Family. Courtesy of the DeVine Family.

How a search for a church, and for truth, led this Protestant family to Catholicism  

Allison DeVine’s conversion began in a preschool classroom.  Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Corpus Christi Mass in Rome's Casal Bertone neighborhood June 23, 2019.

Pope Francis: God’s love can do great things with our littleness

Pope Francis said Sunday that the Eucharist exemplifies how God’s love can accomplish great things with very little.  Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Corpus Christi in Ostia June 3, 2018.

Pope Francis: The Eucharist is Jesus alive

On the feast of Corpus Christi, Pope Francis said that Jesus gave the Church the Eucharist for the salvation of... Read more

Sale of consecrated hosts violates Etsy's policies, website confirms

An Etsy representative has clarified that the sale of consecrated hosts for the purpose of desecration is a violation of... Read more

Pope Francis said a First Communion Mass in Rakovski, Bulgaria May 6, 2019.

Pope Francis says First Communion Mass in Bulgaria

Pope Francis Monday gave First Communion to 245 boys and girls in Rakovski, Bulgaria, telling them the Lord wants them... Read more

Phoenix Eucharistic retreat seeks to foster sacramental devotion

At the end of this month, the Diocese of Phoenix will host a retreat that aims to inspire devotion to... Read more

The office of the Taoiseach in Dublin, Ireland.

Report: Pro-choice Irish pol denied Eucharist

A pro-choice Irish legislator has been denied the reception of Holy Communion, after he announced that he had voted in... Read more

Full of Grace Cafe. Photo courtesy of Fr. Joshua Johnson.

Full of Grace Cafe: Small-town parish opens thriving coffee shop, community center

When Fr. Josh Johnson arrived as pastor of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church over a year ago,... Read more

Hollywood Eucharistic procession. Photo courtesy of Hollywood Beloved.

Eucharistic procession for Hollywood homeless draws hundreds

Hundreds of Catholics processed through Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in a special Eucharistic procession for the poor this month.  Read more

Procession to commemorate the first Mass in Chile.

Celebrations begin for 500th anniversary of first Mass in Chile

A Eucharistic procession through the Patagonian city of Punta Arenas launched the 500th anniversary commemorations of the first Mass celebrated... Read more

Adoration of the Most Holy Eucharist.

'Made for Happiness' Eucharistic assembly draws 14k in Michigan

The Diocese of Lansing hosted a gathering of thousands Saturday, hoping to spark a fire for evangelization among Catholics in... Read more

Eucharistic Adoration.

Eucharistic procession in Liverpool draws 10,000

An estimated 10,000 Catholics processed through the streets of Liverpool in a Eucharistic Procession on Sunday, in a spirit of... Read more

Adoration Under the Stars at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ost, Kan., July 5, 2017. Photo courtesy of Wichita Adore Ministries.

Kansas ministry brings Adoration Under the Stars

A Kansas-based ministry led more than a thousand people in Eucharistic adoration last week, allowing Catholics and non-Catholics to worship... Read more

Bishop Franz Jung of Würzburg.

German bishop issues open invitation to Protestant spouses at Communion

The Bishop of Würzburg issued an open invitation to all Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive the Eucharist on July... Read more

After CDF letter, German bishops' next assembly to explore intercommunion

Following months of controversy, the German bishops' conference have said they will further explore, in accordance with a letter from... Read more

Cardinal Walter Kasper.

German bishops react to Vatican decision on Communion for Protestants

Several German bishops have reacted with surprise, consternation and criticism to the Vatican’s rejection of a proposal to allow Protestants married... Read more

Sunday Mass is not optional, UK archbishop reminds Catholics

In a pastoral letter for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, Archbishop Leo Cushley of St. Andrews & Edinburgh stressed the... Read more

Foreign bishops respond to German intercommunion proposal

Several bishops from outside Germany have critiqued a proposal to allow Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive communion in German... Read more

Church in Germany embroiled in intercommunion debate

The unresolved debate over a proposal to allow Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive communion in German dioceses under some... Read more