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Chaz Muth, Catholic News Service

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Church leaders trying to ‘move needle’ on understanding of Real Presence

WASHINGTON — Toni Guagenti of Virginia Beach, Va., was raised in a traditional churchgoing Catholic family and educated in the teachings of the church,...

‘No absolution, no Communion’ — Catholic church has long history...

WASHINGTON -- When Diane Davis was preparing for her first Communion in the 1970s, she asked her mother why she didn't go up to...

A transformation is likely post-COVID-19 pandemic, church analysts say

WASHINGTON — The churchgoing experience may be different once the threat of COVID-19 is minimized and church experts are forecasting fewer Catholics overall in...

Father Brian Lewis among priests who support ‘spiritual Communion’ as COVID-19...

LEWES — When Father Brian S. Lewis celebrates Mass these days, it’s being filmed and uploaded to YouTube so that those who are self-isolating...

‘Samaritanus bonus’ from Vatican affirms accompanying the dying as Mary did...

WASHINGTON -- Michaela Gallagher was a 16-year-old volunteer at the Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence for the elderly poor in Somerville,...

Father Brian Lewis and his unique protective mask highlight need for...

LEWES, Del. -- When Father Brian S. Lewis walked into St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Lewes to celebrate Mass on a recent...

Palms — a symbol of peace — become a holy sacramental...

What would a Palm Sunday procession or Mass be without the presence of its namesake -- the palm? The palm branch represents victory and peace...

Immigration reform among priorities for new USCCB president

BALTIMORE — It will come as no surprise to anyone who has followed Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez that immigration reform is at...

Women religious find a place of honor on Mother’s Day

WASHINGTON — When the elderly men and women at the Jeanne Jugan Residence for senior care pray the rosary with Sister Constance Veit, they...

Working alongside migrant laborers prepares seminarians for priesthood

YAKIMA, Wash. — Seminarian John Washington was looking for a summer cultural experience as he prepared to end his academic year at Chicago’s Mundelein...

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