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Italian bishop forbids unvaccinated priests from distributing Communion

Jan 11, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The new diocesan restrictions come as the Italian government has banned unvaccinated citizens from entering restaurants, public transportation, gyms, theaters,... Read more

Pope Francis and Joe Biden meet at the Vatican, Oct. 29, 2021.

Joe Biden says Pope Francis told him to ‘keep receiving Communion’

Oct 29, 2021

By Matt Hadro

According to multiple reports, President Joe Biden on Friday said that Pope Francis told him to “keep receiving Communion.” Read more

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, addresses the July 28 online panel hosted by Georgetown University's Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life

Confession must be part of talks on worthiness to receive Communion, Nuncio says

Jul 28, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The sacrament of confession must be part of the U.S. bishops’ discussions on worthiness to receive Communion, the Apostolic Nuncio... Read more

Diocese responds after state senator says he was denied Communion 

Jul 19, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

After a New Mexico state senator said he was denied Communion this weekend because of a political matter, his diocese... Read more

Bishop Jeffrey Monforton of Steubenville, Ohio gives the homily during Mass with members of the USCCB Region VI at the Basilica of St. John Lateran on Dec. 10, 2019, during their ad Limina Apostolorum visit.

Two more US bishops emphasize the need for Eucharistic document

Jul 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

The U.S. bishops are drafting a Eucharistic document to catechize Catholics, not to score political points, two bishops emphasized this... Read more

Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

Biden's DC parish says it will not deny Communion

Jun 29, 2021

By Matt Hadro

President Joe Biden’s regular parish in Washington, D.C. issued a statement on Tuesday that its priests and ministers will not... Read more

Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), one of the signers of the "Statement of Principles" of Catholic House Democrats

Jesuit priest responds to statement of pro-abortion Catholic members of Congress

Jun 24, 2021

By CNA Staff

A Jesuit priest and radio host on Thursday critiqued a recent statement by Catholic House Democrats, who had asked not... Read more

Catholic columnist: ‘Brave new world’ of embryo experimentation could sharpen Communion debate

Jun 24, 2021

Recent developments regarding experimentation on human embryos could force a larger conflict between Catholic Democratic politicians and U.S. bishops on... Read more

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

White House won't say if unborn child is human being at 15 weeks

Jun 21, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The White House on Monday would not comment specifically on President Joe Biden and reception of Communion, and would not... Read more

Pro-abortion Catholic Democrats: Don’t deny us the Eucharist

Jun 18, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Dozens of Catholic members of Congress issued a statement on Friday claiming that denial of Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians... Read more

US bishops debate extensively a motion to draft a teaching document on the Eucharist

Jun 17, 2021

By Matt Hadro

U.S. bishops held extensive debate on Thursday before voting on whether to draft a teaching document on the Eucharist, at... Read more

USCCB fall 2019 general assembly

Activists claim US bishops will vote to deny Biden Communion. Here's what their meeting will actually address.

Jun 11, 2021

By Matt Hadro

While some activists claim that the U.S. bishops will be voting next week on denying Communion to President Joe Biden,... Read more

Nuns producing Communion hosts adapt, as pandemic decimates industry

Jun 2, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A community of Benedictine nuns known for inventing and distributing low-gluten Communion hosts has seen their business decimated by the... Read more

Bishop Thomas Paprocki

Bishop Paprocki rebukes shut-down tactics: Discussion on eucharistic coherence must proceed

May 26, 2021

Another U.S. bishop has reproached efforts to delay discussion of “Eucharistic coherence” by the whole conference. Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco

Archbishop Cordileone 'deeply grieved' by attempts to delay consideration of Eucharistic teaching document

May 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

Two U.S. archbishops on Tuesday responded to attempts by other U.S. bishops to delay consideration of a teaching document on... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco

Pelosi's archbishop hopes for ‘progress’ in dialogue on ‘most serious matter’ of her abortion support

May 17, 2021

The Archbishop of San Francisco on Monday responded to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who said last week she was... Read more

Pelosi says she’s ‘pleased’ with Vatican letter to U.S. bishops on Communion

May 13, 2021

By Matt Hadro

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday said she was “pleased” with the Vatican’s recent letter to U.S. bishops on... 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

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix celebrates Mass with members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Region XIII at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls on Feb. 12, 2020, during their ad limina visit

Phoenix bishop warns of ‘deadly apathy’ of silence on pro-abortion Catholic politicians

May 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

The bishop of Phoenix this week supported a recent letter from the archbishop of San Francisco stating that Catholics cooperating... Read more