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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

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco.

Archbishop Cordileone: Look deeper to see the 'spiritual reality' of the Eucharist, the unborn, and unhoused

As political issues, homelessness and abortion are treated as separate things. But with the Catholic sacramental sense we can see... Read more

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

Vatican declines to comment on whether pope told Biden to keep receiving Communion in ‘private conversation’

Oct 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

Biden told reporters that he and the pope did not discuss abortion. Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke. CNA file photo.

Cardinal Burke: Bishops have ‘sacred duty’ to apply canon law to pro-abortion Catholic politicians

Oct 29, 2021

By CNA Staff

His intervention came on the eve of U.S. President Joe Biden’s meeting with Pope Francis. Read more

Pope Francis, pictured April 17, 2013. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

On papal flight, Pope Francis tackles debate over Communion for politicians who support abortion

Sep 15, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope addressed the controversy during an in-flight press conference. Read more

Bishop Thomas Paprocki.

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

Jun 23, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

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