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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.

Bishops vote to launch 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

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City (Left) and Bishop James Wall of Gallup (Right) pray before the afternoon session of the 2019 USCCB General Assembly, June 12, 2019.

What’s in (and isn’t in) the bishops’ draft document on the Eucharist?

Nov 2, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

A draft text of the U.S. bishops’ forthcoming document on Eucharistic coherence does not make explicit mention of denying the... Read more

A detail from a poster marking the liturgical memorial of Bl. Carlo Acutis on Oct. 12, 2021.

Bishop: Ask Bl. Carlo Acutis on his feast day for a greater love for the Eucharist

Oct 12, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The blessed’s tomb has drawn more than 117,000 visitors. Read more

Pope Francis arrives at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary on Sept. 12, 2021.

Pope Francis at International Eucharistic Congress: ‘Let’s make time for Adoration’

Sep 12, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis is the first pope to attend an International Eucharistic Congress since the year 2000. Read more

Nigerian Cardinal John Onaiyekan speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 9, 2021.

The Eucharist should not be received unworthily, says Nigerian cardinal

Sep 9, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Onaiyekan said it is ‘the duty of pastors to make access to confession easily available.’ Read more

Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev spoke with EWTN at the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary.

What role does the Eucharist hold in the Eastern Orthodox Church?

Sep 8, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Orthodox believers are called to pursue deification, or divine qualities, according to a Russian Orthodox leader. The most powerful way... Read more

Burmese Cardinal Charles Maung Bo speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 8, 2021.

Burma’s Cardinal Bo: Jesus waits patiently for us in the Eucharist

Sep 8, 2021

By Courtney Mares

He called the COVID-19 pandemic the ‘irritating teacher of patience.’ Read more

Russian Orthodox leader Metropolitan Hilarion speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 6, 2021.

Metropolitan Hilarion: Catholics, Eastern Orthodox are united in belief in Christ’s Real Presence

Sep 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

Metropolitan Hilarion delivered the opening catechesis at the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary. Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during the Angelus on July 25, 2021.

Pope Francis: Do not water down the truth of the Eucharist

Aug 22, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to not water down the teaching that the Eucharist is Jesus’ Body and Blood. Read more

Our Lady of the Pillar Parish Church in Manila, Philippines, is the archdiocesan Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament.

Philippines to hold online Eucharistic meeting as pandemic prevents travel to Budapest

Aug 13, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Philippines bishops announced they will hold an online Eucharistic congress in solidarity with the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest... Read more