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Archbishop Alexander Sample during Mass at St. John the Baptist Church in Milwaukie, Oregon, in 2019.

Portland archbishop welcomes ‘Eucharistic Revival,’ emphasizes worthy reception of Communion

Jun 23, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland, Oregon last week praised a new “Eucharistic Revival” initiative of the U.S.bishops that aims to... Read more

'Eucharistic Revival' to begin in 2022: 'We want to start a fire, not a program'

Jun 18, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

The bishops of the United States discussed on Friday a program of “Eucharistic Revival” which will aim to foster deeper... Read more

A Eucharistic document: What the USCCB will be debating and voting on today

Jun 17, 2021

By Matt Hadro

On Thursday afternoon, the U.S. bishops are scheduled to debate and vote to begin drafting a teaching document on the... Read more

A bishop's pectoral cross. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

The USCCB meeting starts today: 5 items the bishops will consider

Jun 16, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

From June 16-18, 2021, the bishops of the United States will gather for their annual spring meeting, held virtually this... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Corpus Christi Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, June 6, 2021.

Pope Francis on Corpus Christi: ‘We need to enlarge our hearts’

Jun 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

Celebrating Corpus Christi Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, the pope said: “A Church of the pure and perfect is a... Read more

A Corpus Christi procession in Poznań, Poland, June 3, 2021. Credit: Archdiocese of Poznań.

Catholics in Poland celebrate Corpus Christi amid coronavirus restrictions

Jun 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

Catholics took part in Corpus Christi processions across Poland Thursday.  Read more

Bishop James Wall of Gallup greets parishioners following Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Gallup.

Bishop Wall on politicians and Communion: 'Our concern is not political but pastoral'

May 19, 2021

By CNA Staff

Bishop James Wall of Gallup responded Tuesday to a recent essay from Bishop Robert McElroy, in which the Bishop of... Read more

Luis Cardinal Ladaria, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, in Rome, June 28, 2018. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

CDF highlights its Note on Catholics in politics in letter to US bishops on Eucharistic coherence

May 10, 2021

By Carl Bunderson

The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith wrote Friday to the head of the US Conference... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Holy Mass with First Communions in the Church of the Sacred Heart of Rakovsky, Bulgaria on May 6, 2019.

Father Weinandy: Pro-abortion rights Catholic politicians abuse, politicize sacraments

May 7, 2021

Dissenting Catholic politicians abuse and politicize the Eucharist when they receive the sacrament while promoting policies and actions contrary to... Read more

Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore J. Cordileone.

Archbishop Cordileone: Catholics supporting abortion should not present themselves for Holy Communion

May 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore J. Cordileone released on May 1, 2021 a pastoral letter about the worthiness required for... Read more

President Joe Biden   Credit: mccv/Shutterstock

USCCB has 'nothing in the works' on Biden and Communion

Apr 29, 2021

Recent reports that the US Conference of Catholic Bishops may at their spring general assembly press pro-abortion Catholic politicians not... Read more

Eucharistic Adoration.

Allentown bishop proclaims Year of the Real Presence

Apr 19, 2021

The bishop of Allentown, Pennsylvania has proclaimed a jubilee year to promote a greater dedication to the Holy Eucharist.   Read more

Pope Francis waves from the window of the Apostolic Palace on Feb. 7, 2021.

Pope Francis applauds beatification of monks who died protecting the Eucharist

Apr 18, 2021

By Courtney Mares

In his Regina Coeli address Sunday, Pope Francis applauded the beatification of six Cistercian monks who were martyred while trying... Read more

Catholic teaching on Communion applies to politicians who support abortion, too, bishop says

Apr 6, 2021

Catholic teaching sees the Eucharist as Christ’s transformative sacrifice on the cross and this Holy Communion must only be received... Read more

Fr. Jose Carlos Pedrini, CS, (R) attempts to concelebrate Mass with Francisco Leite, a Presbyterian minister, (L) in Jundiai, Brazil, Feb. 17, 2021. (screenshot)

Brazilian priest who 'concelebrated' Mass with Protestant minister removed as pastor

Feb 24, 2021

The local bishop and the regional superior of a priest who last week attempted to concelebrate the Eucharist with a... Read more

Posters describing Eucharistic miracles are displayed in pews at St. Edmund’s Church.

In time of virtual worship, miracles of Eucharist point to Real Presence

A North Vancouver church might be livestreaming Masses daily, but its pastor is ensuring his flock does not forget the... Read more

Consecrated host found intact.

Blessed Sacrament found intact after explosion at Madrid parish

Feb 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

Rescuers in Madrid, Spain announced last week that a consecrated host was found intact amid the rubble left behind from... Read more

The woman who lived for 60 years on the Eucharist alone

Nov 28, 2020

Servant of God Floripes de Jesús, better known as Lola, was a Brazilian laywoman who lived on the Eucharist alone... Read more

Archbishop Wilton Gregory at a Mass celebrated at the Capital One Arena before the 2020 March for Life.

Analysis: Archbishop Gregory says he won’t deny Biden communion. How will Catholics respond?

Nov 24, 2020

By JD Flynn

Washington’s archbishop, who will be made a cardinal this weekend, told a journalist Tuesday that in his diocese, he will... Read more

Pope Francis, pictured July 27, 2016.

Pope Francis marks 500th anniversary of first Mass in Chile

Nov 9, 2020

Pope Francis urged Catholics in Chile Monday to renew their gratitude for the gift of the Eucharist in a letter... Read more