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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Bishop-designate Andrew Cozzens of Crookston, Minn. speaking Nov. 16 during the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Fall Assembly in Baltimore.

How did the bishops vote on the Eucharist document?

Nov 17, 2021

By Shannon Mullen

The U.S. Catholics bishops overwhelmingly voted to approve a new document on the Eucharist Wednesday that highlights the sacrament’s indispensable... Read more

USCCB Fall General Assembly

U.S. Bishops vote to accept Eucharist document

Nov 17, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops voted overwhelmingly to accept the statement “The Mystery of the Eucharist in the... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila celebrates Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Colo., on May 24, 2020.

Archbishop Aquila: The Eucharist can transform your life

Nov 16, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver explained that the U.S. bishops want to "present a clear understanding of the Church’s teachings... Read more

Cardinal Roger Mahony.

Cardinal Mahony attacks fellow bishops in interview published by the Vatican News service ahead of USCCB vote

Nov 16, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

In an unusual interview published by Vatican News ahead of the U.S. bishops’ vote this week on the document titled... Read more

Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, Ky. says he will vote against a document on the Eucharist being considered by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops at their fall assembly in Baltimore Nov. 15-18, 2021.

Bishop Stowe ‘not in favor’ of Eucharistic document, but predicts it will pass

Nov 12, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, Ky. says he remains opposed to a draft document on the Eucharist the U.S. bishops... Read more

Pope Francis meets President Joe Biden on Oct. 29, 2021.

President Joe Biden receives Communion at Mass in Rome

Oct 30, 2021

By Autumn Jones

President Joe Biden reportedly received the Eucharist during a vigil Mass Oct. 30 in Rome, a day after saying that... Read more

Hundreds of people processed with the Eucharist around a Denver abortion clinic during a 40 Days for Life event on Oct. 3, 2021.

Archbishop Cordileone ties Eucharistic reverence to respect for life

Oct 30, 2021

By Autumn Jones

In a new reflection, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone identifies a common thread linking abortion, homelessness, and the urgent... 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 Samuel Aquila of Denver.

Archbishop Aquila: Christ's challenging truthfulness needed regarding reception of Communion

Oct 28, 2021

By CNA Staff

As the US bishops prepare to discuss a draft statement on the Eucharist, the Archbishop of Denver has recalled Christ’s... 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

Boston auxiliary bishop reveals why he voted against Eucharistic document

Jul 27, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

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 

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

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

Jul 16, 2021

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

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

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver.

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

Jul 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

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

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

Jun 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

Jun 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

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

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