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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...

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: Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by...

At the end of Mass, we are blessed and sent “in peace to love and serve the Lord.” But how are we to be...

Series on the Mass: Called to celebrate a deeper communion

If the liturgy is truly the source and summit of the life of the church, the Communion rite is the source and summit of...

Our teachings on the body and blood of Christ

Catholics believe that Jesus is really present within the church in its status as the people of God -- as stated in the Second...

Body and blood: life-giving for all

Corpus Christi. Body and blood. Real presence. When I was growing up and attending Lutheran Sunday school (until age 9), these terms were very unfamiliar...

Christ’s real presence as a traveling companion

There are occasions in the mad rush of life when responsible, caring people go considerably out of their way to make themselves present to...

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 calls German cardinal to Rome to discuss eucharistic sharing

  VATICAN CITY  -- Pope Francis has asked the president of the German bishops' conference to come to Rome to discuss pastoral guidelines for possibly...

At Mass, Jesus seeks to bring others with him to salvation,...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY -- If people really understood that participating at Mass is witnessing Christ's suffering, death and resurrection, then maybe they would...

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