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

Holy Communion unites us to Christ, Francis says

Mar 21, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Mar 7, 2018

By Carl Bunderson

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

Feb 27, 2018

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?

Feb 27, 2018

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

Feb 22, 2018

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

Feb 22, 2018

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

Dec 13, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Nov 22, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

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'

Nov 15, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

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.

Nov 8, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Oct 29, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

May 22, 2017

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

Apr 13, 2017

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

The host allegedly began to bleed during adoration.

A bleeding host in Argentina? Bishop investigates alleged Eucharistic miracle

Apr 12, 2017

A bishop in the Argentine province in Santa Fe is investigating a Eucharistic host that appeared to bleed during adoration... Read more

Stealing Hosts for anti-Catholic art? Not illegal, Spanish judge says.

Nov 16, 2016

Critics of a Spanish judge say he wrongly dismissed charges against an artist who stole consecrated Hosts for an exhibit... Read more

Dona Penha, 101, receives First Communion.

101-year-old woman receives First Communion

Oct 2, 2016

At 101 years old, Dona Penha has seen quite a bit of life. But the centenarian experienced something new on... Read more

Missionaries of Charity.

Eucharist desecrated, Missionaries of Charity assaulted in Argentina

Aug 30, 2016

The community of the Missionaries of Charity in Mar del Plata, Argentina, became the target of criminals late last week,... Read more

Check out this new Eucharistic miracle in Poland

Apr 18, 2016

A bleeding Host that “has the hallmarks of a Eucharistic miracle” was approved for veneration in Poland over the weekend.  Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Dec. 16, 2015.

Pope Francis had a special message for the Eucharistic congress in the Philippines

Feb 1, 2016

Pope Francis’ closing message to the 2016 International Eucharistic Congress said that the Eucharist is a consolation for the Catholic... Read more

A demonstration against the blasphemous exhibit in Pamplona, Nov. 26, 2015. Photo courtesy of Carlos Beltramo.

Spain's Catholics protest blasphemous art exhibit, but city council won't act

Dec 3, 2015

Despite protests from thousands of Spaniards opposed to the desecration of the Eucharist, the Pamplona city council has failed to... Read more