Eucharistic coherence

The term eucharistic coherence originated in the final document of the Fifth General Conference of the Bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean, held in Aparecida, Brazil, in 2007. Then Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, a principal draftee, lauded the document and Pope Benedict XVI authorized the final text praising the “wealth of reflections in the light of the faith and the contemporary social context.”

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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

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

Boston auxiliary bishop reveals why he voted against Eucharistic document

An auxiliary bishop of the Boston archdiocese on Sunday revealed why he voted against a motion of the U.S. bishops’... Read more

Diocese responds after state senator says he was denied Communion 

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

Bishop David Konderla of Tulsa. Courtesy of the Diocese of Tulsa.

Tulsa bishop: Eucharistic coherence is about helping people grow in communion with Christ

The controversy over reception of Communion by supporters of abortion is ordered to helping all Catholics to grow in communion... 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

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

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver.

Archbishop Aquila: Catholic Democrats should take responsibility, not weaponize the Eucharist

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver in his Friday column called out the 60 Catholic Democrats who penned a letter defending... Read more

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

Biden's DC parish says it will not deny Communion

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

Bishop Robert Barron responds to a question at a press conference.

Bishop Barron: True dialogue impossible if Catholic Dems won’t protect babies who survive abortion

Bishop Robert Barron called out Catholic Democratic lawmakers and others for claiming dialogue with the US Bishops over abortion and... Read more

Archbishop Cordileone rebukes legislators' take on Communion debate

On June 23, 2021, First Things published Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s paragraph-by-paragraph response to “Statement of Principles,” a document developed by... 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

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

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

Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland, Oregon last week praised a new “Eucharistic Revival” initiative of the U.S.bishops that aims to... Read more

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

Archbishop Jose Gomez at the fall 2019 USCCB meeting

USCCB president: Eucharistic document seeks to deepen 'awareness,' 'amazement'

The U.S. bishops are seeking to deepen “awareness” of the Eucharist with their new teaching document, the president of the... Read more

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

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

The entrance to the office of Rep. Ted Lieu in Washington D.C. on July 18, 2017.

Congressman dares bishops to deny him Communion over support for abortion, contraception

In a series of tweets from his personal social media account over the weekend, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) called the... Read more

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