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‘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...

Helping Catholics come to deeper understanding and appreciation for the Eucharist...

WASHINGTON -- This past June at their annual meeting, the U.S. bishops spoke about helping Catholics come to a deeper understanding and appreciation for...

Altar-bread baking Sister Anne Bartol hopes Communion discussion prompts understanding

LANGHORNE, Pa. — Holy Communion — so sacred and central to the Catholic faith — has simple beginnings with the religious sisters around the...

Panelists advise that Eucharist document unite, not divide, the church

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, in the middle of drafting a teaching document on the Eucharist, received words of advice from a panel...

Have questions about bishops’ Communion document? The USCCB has answers

WASHINGTON — A page on the website of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops answers a series of questions regarding the bishops’ vote to...

USCCB president Gomez responds to letter from 67 bishops requesting delay...

After receiving an unprecedented letter from 67 bishops appealing for a delay in a discussion during the bishops' upcoming spring general assembly on whether...

Bishop James Wall on abortion, Communion: ‘Why aren’t we seeking eucharistic...

WASHINGTON -- It's "a fair question," said Bishop James S. Wall of Gallup, New Mexico, to ask whether U.S. bishops "are cherry-picking" from among...

When considering political debate on communion, belief in sacred nature of...

The famous Catholic writer Flannery O'Connor recounted in a letter the time she got in an argument with another famous writer, Mary McCarthy, over...

Bishop Nerbini of Prato allows giving of communion from doctors to...

VATICAN CITY -- Looking for a way to provide both spiritual and physical care on Easter, a group of Italian doctors received their bishop's...

German Bishop Gerhard Feige dampens hopes of shared Communion between Catholics,...

ERFURT, Germany — Bishop Gerhard Feige of Magdeburg voiced skepticism about a recent proposal by German theologians for Catholics and Protestants to reciprocally open...

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