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President Biden addresses the 2021 National Prayer Breakfast

Biden doesn't expect not to be admitted to Holy Communion

On Friday, US President Joe Biden was asked about a "resolution" of the U.S. bishops to deny him and other... Read more

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

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

U.S. bishops meet at their fall general assembly in Baltimore, Maryland, in November 2019

USCCB approves drafting of Eucharist document, other action items

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops this week voted to move forward on several action items, including a draft of... Read more

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

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

A Eucharistic document: What the USCCB will be debating and voting on today

On Thursday afternoon, the U.S. bishops are scheduled to debate and vote to begin drafting a teaching document on the... Read more

USCCB fall 2019 meeting, Baltimore, Maryland

US bishops vote to keep time limits on discussion of Eucharistic document

While some U.S. bishops on Wednesday pushed for no time limits in debating a motion to draft a teaching document... Read more

A bishop's pectoral cross. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

The USCCB meeting starts today: 5 items the bishops will consider

From June 16-18, 2021, the bishops of the United States will gather for their annual spring meeting, held virtually this... Read more

Poll: Regular Mass attendees say politicians who oppose Church teaching on grave matters ‘create confusion’

A poll by a Catholic advocacy group released on Tuesday found that, among Catholics who attend Mass regularly, the vast... 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

A priest distributes Holy Communion.

Eucharistic coherence and the USCCB spring meeting: Five questions you need answered

This CNA explainer goes through the essential background questions about the term eucharistic coherence in preparation for the USCCB spring... 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.

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

Priest gives communion on the feast of the Holy Family in St. Peter's Basilica on Dec. 27, 2015.

‘Eucharistic consistency’: What the US bishops will discuss at their meeting next week

The U.S. bishops next week will deliberate and vote on whether to draft a teaching document on the Eucharist –... Read more

Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Cordileone

Archbishop Cordileone: We need 'major effort' to 're-catechize' Catholics on the Eucharist

The Archbishop of San Francisco said this week there must be a “major effort” to “recatechize” Catholics on the Eucharist... 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

Bishop James Wall of Gallup greets parishioners following Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Gallup.

Bishop Wall on politicians and Communion: 'Our concern is not political but pastoral'

Bishop James Wall of Gallup responded Tuesday to a recent essay from Bishop Robert McElroy, in which the Bishop of... 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

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix celebrates Mass at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome on Feb. 12, 2020

Phoenix bishop defends speaking out on Communion: ‘The care of souls is our first concern’

The Bishop of Phoenix said on Thursday that he is protecting the Eucharist, not “politicizing” it, by teaching that Catholic... 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

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