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Bishop Thomas Paprocki.

Bishop Paprocki: Regarding Communion debate “There should be no unity with iniquity”

In a statement published on June 23, 2021, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois lambasted recent... Read more

Pope Francis greets then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the Vatican in this April 29, 2016.

Update: Meeting between Pope Francis and President Biden did not happen

According to Vatican sources June 15, there is no meeting currently scheduled between Pope Francis and President Joe Biden. Read more

Madison bishop prays for pro-abortion Catholic politicians

A second U.S. bishop last week publicly supported the Archbishop of San Francisco’s challenge to Catholic politicians who are pro-abortion. 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

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

Some Illinois dioceses permit reception of Communion on tongue

The Bishop of Peoria last week permitted priests in his diocese to distribute Communion on the tongue, as the Archdiocese... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising and Cardinal Rainier Woelki of Cologne in Rome, March 14, 2013.

Cardinal Marx reportedly to speak to Pope Francis on intercommunion handout

The German bishops' conference has denied reports that the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has rejected its planned... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican reportedly rejects German bishops' proposal for intercommunion of spouses

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has reportedly rejected a planned proposal by the German bishops' conference to... Read more

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki, Archbishop of Cologne.

German bishops ask Vatican for clarity on Holy Communion

Seven German bishops have written to the Vatican, asking for clarification on the question of Protestant spouses of Catholics receiving... Read more