Eucharist

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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

An image of Carlo Acutis was unveiled at his beatification Mass in Assisi, Italy Oct. 10, 2020.

Beatification of Carlo Acutis: The first millennial to be declared Blessed

Oct 10, 2020

By Courtney Mares

With the beatification of Carlo Acutis in Assisi Saturday, the Catholic Church now has its first “Blessed” who loved Super... Read more

Poland’s bishops attend a Oct. 5-6 plenary meeting in Łódź.

Polish bishops: Communion in the hand acceptable amid pandemic

Oct 6, 2020

Poland’s bishops said Tuesday that Catholics who opt to receive Holy Communion in the hand during the pandemic “cannot be... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone during an Oct. 3 rosary rally in San Francisco. Courtesy photo.

San Francisco archbishop urges ‘devotion and love’ for Eucharist as indoor Masses resume

Oct 6, 2020

At an outdoor rosary rally and Mass held Oct. 3, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone encouraged Catholics to renew their... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, at the Vatican, Feb. 10, 2015.

Cardinal Sarah: ‘We must return to the Eucharist’

Sep 12, 2020

In a letter to the leaders of the world’s episcopal conferences, the head of the Vatican’s office for worship and... Read more

Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria.

Tabernacle stolen from Canadian Catholic cathedral 

Sep 8, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

The Bishop of St. Catharines, Ontario is appealing for thieves to return the consecrated Host after the tabernacle was stolen... Read more

Joe Biden.

Analysis: Will anything change on pro-choice politicians and holy communion?

Aug 12, 2020

By JD Flynn

Can pro-choice politicians like Biden receive the Eucharist? And will anyone stop Biden if he approaches the communion line?  Read more

A tabernacle.

Eucharist and tabernacle stolen from North Carolina Catholic Church

Jun 18, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Police are appealing to the public for help and a parish is requesting prayers after a tabernacle containing the Eucharist... Read more

Eucharistic adoration following the pope's Corpus Christi Mass June 14, 2020.

Pope Francis: The Eucharist gives us Christ's healing love

Jun 14, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Christ’s presence in the Eucharist heals wounds and transforms bitter negativity into the joy of Lord, Pope Francis said in... Read more

A Corpus Christi procession in the Stara Miłosna quarter of Warsaw, June 11, 2020. All photos: Fr. Mariusz Wedziuk.

‘The Eucharist gives life’: Poles celebrate Corpus Christi amid pandemic

Jun 11, 2020

Catholics took part in traditional Corpus Christi processions across Poland Thursday amid strict safety measures intended to prevent the spread... Read more

Pilgrims venerate the Host at St. Hyacinth in Legnica, Poland.

Parish priest says reported Eucharistic miracle has led to conversions

Jun 11, 2020

By Courtney Mares

As the Vatican continues to evaluate a reported Eucharistic miracle in Poland, the priest of the parish where it occurred... Read more

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

Some experts split from Fauci on Holy Communion recommendation

May 29, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

As dioceses across the United States start to reopen public Masses, the scientist leading the government’s response to the coronavirus... Read more

The Cathedral of Saint Augustine in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Kalamazoo bishop urges prayers, support for parishes during coronavirus

May 5, 2020

Bishop Paul Bradley of Kalamazoo released a pastoral letter Friday encouraging support for parishes during the pandemic, and announcing the... Read more

Pope Francis' televised Mass and Eucharistic Adoration on March 21, 2020.

Pope Francis offers this spiritual communion prayer during coronavirus pandemic

Mar 21, 2020

By Courtney Mares

As more Catholics around the world find themselves unable to receive the Eucharist due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in Casa Santa Marta March 10, 2020.

Pope urges priests to bring Eucharist to sick during Italy coronavirus quarantine

Mar 10, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

At his morning Mass Tuesday, Pope Francis urged priests to bring the Eucharist to the sick and to accompany medical... Read more

Argentine president Alberto Fernández.

Vatican official claims canon law required giving communion to pro-choice Argentine president and consort

Feb 10, 2020

A Vatican official has defended his decision to administer the Eucharist to Argentina's president, despite the leader’s effort to legalize... Read more

Mass at the Catholic Shrine of the Martyrs of Namugongo, Uganda, Nov. 28, 2015.

Ugandan archbishop forbids receiving Holy Communion in hands

Feb 3, 2020

The Archbishop of Kampala issued a decree Saturday on the proper celebration of the Eucharist, which forbade the reception of... Read more

Tabernacle retrieved intact from church destroyed by earthquake in Puerto Rico

Jan 16, 2020

Precariously resting on the edge of an altar leaning forward from the impact of the earthquake that struck Puerto Rico,... Read more

Michigan diocese supports priest accused of LGBT Eucharist 'discrimination'

Nov 27, 2019

By JD Flynn

A Michigan diocese said it supports a priest who told a parishioner that because of her same-sex civil marriage, she... Read more

Tabernacle.

Blessed Sacrament stolen from Texas Catholic parish

Nov 12, 2019

The pastor of a Catholic parish in El Paso, Texas is calling for prayer and reparation after a tabernacle containing... Read more