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U.S. bishops’ conference president asks Catholics for prayers as work begins...

WASHINGTON — The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked the nation’s Catholics to pray for him and his brother bishops...

Vatican, Italian media conclude U.S. bishops’ debate on Eucharist is directly...

ROME (CNS) -- While the U.S. bishops authorized the drafting of a teaching document on the Eucharist and insisted its planned section on "eucharistic...

U.S. bishops approve plan to draft document on ‘meaning of the...

The U.S. bishops approved by a wide margin a plan to draft a document to examine the "meaning of the Eucharist in the life...

‘Meaning of Eucharist’ document weighed, discussed as U.S. bishops consider impact...

A proposed document to examine the "meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the church" received a thorough airing during the second day...

Effort to explore ‘eucharistic consistency’ and the church’s teaching on the...

WASHINGTON -- The first day of the U.S. bishops' June 16-18 spring assembly, held virtually because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, began with discussion...

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...

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...

Yearning for Communion can be exercise in spiritual growth, Jesuit Father...

VATICAN CITY -- Being unable to receive the Eucharist is a form of sacrifice, but it can also be a time for spiritual growth,...

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...

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