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I don’t know about you, but there came a point in my adult life when suddenly the Eucharist seemed perplexing and oddly foreign. I needed more ownership of something I had begun taking for granted. I needed a better understanding of why Jesus instituted the Eucharist. Thankfully, I started listening

by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 2, 2021 / 17:25 pm A draft text of the U.S. bishops’ forthcoming document on Eucharistic coherence does not make explicit mention of denying the sacrament from certain high-profile Catholics and instead focuses on the importance of teaching the Real Presence of the

by Autumn Jones Denver Newsroom, Oct 30, 2021 / 12:10 pm President Joe Biden received Communion during Mass Saturday evening in Rome, according to a report from the Associated Press. Biden met with Pope Francis on Friday, during which, he says, Pope Francis told him to “keep receiving Communion,” despite

by CNA Staff Vatican City, Oct 8, 2021 / 11:30 am House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) discussed the environment, migration, and human rights during a visit to the Vatican on Friday. The Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development announced the visit on Oct. 8 in a post on its

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Aug 22, 2021 / 05:00 am Pope Francis on Sunday encouraged Catholics to not water down the reality of Jesus Christ’s humanity and his teaching that the Eucharist is his Body and Blood. “Indeed, Jesus affirms that the true bread of salvation, which transmits eternal

by Joe Bukuras Washington D.C., Aug 9, 2021 / 15:30 pm A longtime Hollywood artist has teamed up with a Catholic YouTube host to create a live-action film on Eucharistic miracles. Ray Grijalba, host of the YouTube channel “The Joy of the Faith,” is co-producing the “Eucharistic Miracle Movie,” along

by Katie Yoder Washington D.C., Jul 26, 2021 / 06:01 am In preparation for Mass, priests make ready the sacred vessels, linens, and vestments that they use. Afterward, they take care to clean up. Every action they take, every word they say, stresses the importance of the Mass. Two priests

by Kate Scanlon Washington D.C., Jul 19, 2021 / 14:30 pm After a New Mexico state senator said he was denied Communion this weekend because of a political matter, his diocese responded that it had privately warned him he should not approach for Communion, due to his obstinate support for

Tulsa, Okla., Jul 16, 2021 / 16:35 pm The controversy over reception of Communion by supporters of abortion is ordered to helping all Catholics to grow in communion with Christ, the Bishop of Tulsa wrote to the faithful of his diocese on Friday. “The failure to recognize Jesus as Lord

by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Jun 29, 2021 / 13:33 pm President Joe Biden’s regular parish in Washington, D.C. issued a statement on Tuesday that its priests and ministers will not deny Communion to those approaching to receive. “Holy Trinity Catholic Church will not deny the Eucharist to persons presenting