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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

Pope Francis celebrates Mass during his pastoral visit to Molfetta April 20, 2018.

Pope: Without the Eucharist, everything the Church does is vain

During a brief day-trip to two small Italian cities, Pope Francis stressed the centrality of the Eucharist to the life... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising and Cardinal Rainier Woelki of Cologne in Rome, March 14, 2013.

Cardinal Marx reportedly to speak to Pope Francis on intercommunion handout

The German bishops' conference has denied reports that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has rejected its planned... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican reportedly rejects German bishops' proposal for intercommunion of spouses

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has reportedly rejected a planned proposal by the German bishops' conference to... Read more

Hosts donated by the Bishop Víctor Manuel Ochoaof Cúcuta. Photo: Diocese of Cúcuta.

Colombian diocese donates 250,000 hosts to alleviate shortage in Venezuela

With a flour shortage leading to a lack of hosts in Venezuela, the neighboring diocese of Cúcuta, Colombia donated 250,000... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday General Audience March 21, 2018.

Holy Communion unites us to Christ, Francis says

At Wednesday's general audience, Pope Francis said our participation in the Holy Eucharist at Mass is not a merely spiritual... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, presents one of his books in Rome, May 25, 2017.

Analysis: Cardinal Sarah, Blessed Paul VI, and Catholic commentary

Cardinal Robert Sarah has authored a preface for a newly published book detailing the ascendancy, in the last 50 years,... Read more

Eucharistic hosts.

Eucharistic miracle? Hosts found intact in church destroyed by earthquake

Almost a year and a half after an August 2016 earthquake in the central area of the Italy, a tabernacle... Read more

Bishop Mark Davies.  CNA file photo.

UK bishop: Have we allowed youth to become bored with the Mass?

In a recent pastoral letter, a British bishop has encouraged Catholics to make the “awesome reality” of the Eucharist a... Read more

Senator Richard Durbin (public domain image)

Change your heart, change your abortion votes, Bishop Paprocki tells Sen Durbin

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois has reiterated that U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin should not receive Holy Communion due... Read more

German bishops discuss intercommunion of Lutheran, Catholic spouses

Cardinal Reinhard Marx has announced that the German bishops' conference will publish a pastoral handout for married couples that allows... Read more

Pope Francis during his Oct. 25, 2017 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis: Think 'being good' is enough? It’s not. Go to Mass

According to Pope Francis, a Christian can’t just be a good person and skip Mass on Sundays, because it is... Read more

Pope Francis venerates the cross on Good Friday 2015.

Pope Francis: At Mass we participate in Calvary

On Wednesday Pope Francis said that when we attend Mass, it is as if we are approaching Jesus on the... Read more

Pope Francis during his Nov. 15, 2017 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis: The Mass needs silence, not 'chit-chat'

On Wednesday, Pope Francis called out the common habit of chatting with people around you before Mass, stressing that this... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his April 26, 2017 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

Pope: Mass is for the Eucharist, not pictures. Put the phone away.

On Wednesday a fiery Pope Francis chastised those who spend Mass talking to others, looking at their phone or even... Read more

Pope Francis gives benediction on the Feast of Corpus Christi May 26, 2016.

Pope Francis: In the Eucharist we receive the grace to love

On Sunday Pope Francis reflected on Jesus’ command to love God above all things, and your neighbor as yourself, saying... Read more

Eucharist.

Seminarian who once saved the Eucharist from ISIS returns as a priest

Martin Baani was just 24 years old when he risked his life as a seminarian to rescue the Blessed Sacrament... Read more

Adoration.

Bishop Conley: Eucharistic adoration can transform our Church

Eucharistic adoration offers a powerful chance to encounter Christ’s love in silence and humility, and that experience can transform our... Read more