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USCCB fall 2019 general assembly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Survey: Two-thirds of Catholics say Biden should be able to receive Communion

Two-thirds of U.S. Catholics say that President Joe Biden, who has contradicted Church teaching on abortion, marriage, and gender ideology,... Read more

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois.

Bishop Paprocki: Examining conscience before communion is essential

Amid the debate about whether Catholic public figures who support abortion should be permitted to receive Holy Communion, Bishop Thomas... Read more

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Analysis: The communion controversy could be far greater than just pro-abortion politicians

As U.S. bishops debate whether to deny Communion to unrepentantly pro-abortion Catholic politicians, there is a larger conversation happening that... Read more

Bishop Robert McElroy . Credit: Archdiocese of San Francisco

Bishop McElroy: Some bishops making abortion a political 'litmus test'

The bishop of San Diego on Monday accused “some bishops” of making the issue of abortion a “litmus test” for... Read more

Vatican upholds bishop over reception of Communion on tongue

The secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship wrote to a petitioner last month rejecting their appeal against the Bishop... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks about the 2015 World Meeting of Families during a press conference at the Vatican Press Office, March 25, 2014.

Chaput says denying Biden Communion is ‘pastoral’ not ‘political’

Archbishop Charles Chaput said that Catholic president-elect Joe Biden should not receive Holy Communion because of his support for the... Read more

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

Polish bishops: Communion in the hand acceptable amid pandemic

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

Joe Biden campaigns for Hilary Clinton in 2016.

Biden says nuns inspire him to run, plans to sue Little Sisters of the Poor

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has released a campaign video in which he credits his Catholic faith, Pope Francis, and... Read more

Receiving Communion.

Can bishops require Communion on the hand?

Some bishops have ordered that Communion only be distributed on the hand during the coronavirus pandemic. Is this within their... Read more

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

Ugandan archbishop forbids receiving Holy Communion in hands

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

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Maine bishop suspends chalice amid flu outbreak

Bishop Robert Deeley of Portland issued a directive on Thursday suspending the distribution of Communion under both species. Since December, six... Read more

First Communion.

Parents, parishes should have greater role in sacrament prep, Dublin survey says

A survey in the Archdiocese of Dublin suggests that parents and educators are interested in changing the model of sacramental... Read more