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Survey says: Maybe more believe in the Real Presence than polls...

When Pope Francis recently said that every time we receive Communion, it should be like our first time, it reminded me of a friend's...

Holy Spirit conducts symphony of communion, Pope Francis says at audience

VATICAN CITY -- Like an orchestra conductor leading a symphony of different sounds and harmonies, the Holy Spirit creates a masterpiece of unity and...

Bishop Paprocki bars Illinois Catholic lawmakers who back abortion from Communion

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Springfield Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki issued a decree June 6 stating that Catholic lawmakers in the Illinois Legislature "who promoted or...

Series on the Mass: Person to person, the body of Christ

Sunday Mass is crowded. Slowly, beginning in the front pews, people stand and head toward the altar. You know the moment. Everyone is lining...

Living Our Faith: Being present

We, in making ourselves present to others, signal our belief in them and our hopes for them. But do Christ's reasons for wanting to be...

Pope: Individual bishops must decide about Communion in mixed marriages

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT FROM GENEVA (CNS) -- The question of allowing Protestants married to Catholics to receive Communion at Mass in special cases...

Update: Vatican asks German bishops to set aside plans for eucharistic...

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has asked the Catholic bishops’ conference of Germany not to publish nationwide guidelines for allowing Protestants married to Catholics...

Vatican Letter: ‘Amoris Laetitia’ at three months — Communion question still...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Three months after the publication of Pope Francis’ exhortation on marriage and family, bishops and bishops’ conferences around the...

Vatican Letter — Pope Francis calls for ‘re-integration’ of divorced and...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Those who hope Pope Francis will give divorced and civilly remarried Catholics a blanket welcome back to Communion and...

Couples divorced and remarried without annulment can share in the life...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Catholics who have divorced and are civilly remarried “are not, in fact, excommunicated; they are not excommunicated and they...

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