Holy Eucharist

For the church to live in eucharistic coherence, we must be willing to challenge Catholics persisting in grave sin.

By Samuel J. Aquila, America, April 14, 2021At my first Mass as a priest, and at Masses I have offered since, I have prayed quietly one of two prayers offered by priests around the world before we receive the Lord’s body and blood: May the receiving of your Body and Blood, Lord Jesus Christ,... read more

Dan Fagan: Murkowski was denied communion over her stand on abortion

By Dan Fagan, MustREadAlaska.com, March 10, 2021 On Monday of this week, a man identifying himself as Ken called my radio talk show claiming Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski was denied communion by a Catholic priest because of her support for abortion. The caller said the Anchorage Archdiocese was... read more

Holy Week Highlight: Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’ Will Be Brought to Life in a Living Picture

The re-creation of the Italian painter’s masterpiece, carried out by internationally renowned moviemakers, will be displayed in Jerusalem, Milan and Rome to bring hope to populations hit by the coronavirus health crisis as Easter approaches. The nine-minute tableau vivant is presented in slow... read more

Vatican cardinal clashes with German theologian over ‘Eucharistic meal fellowship’

Catholic News Agency, February 10, 2021 Vatican cardinal has responded to a German theologian who criticized him for opposing a proposal for a “Eucharistic meal fellowship” between Catholics and Protestants. Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian... read more

Will the Bishops Confront Biden?

By James Baresel, Crisis, December 29, 2020 When an Episcopalian cleric–cum-Dartmouth professor criticizes the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, it’s a safe bet our prelates have done something right. Indeed, such a man—one Randall Balmer—wrote an op-ed for the Los Angeles... read more

We’re Gonna Get a Whole Year Dedicated to Amoris Laetitia, The Evil Exhortation That Will Never Die

By Steve Skojec, OnePeterFive, December 28, 2020 Pope Francis has announced that beginning on March 19, 2021, an entire year will be dedicated to the “Amoris Laetitia Family” (whatever that means): In his Angelus address Dec. 27, the feast of the Holy Family, the pope noted that March... read more

Cdl. Müller on McCarrick’s legacy: Pro-abortion politicians are not denied Holy Communion

McCarrick headed up a 2004 commission of American bishops to study the question of whether or not Catholic pro-abortion politicians should be denied Holy Communion. By Lianne Laurence, LifeSite News, December 12, 2020 December 12, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — It is blasphemy for pro-abortion... read more

Communion in the hand vs. Communion on the tongue

By Mathew Schmalz, March 19, 2015 What is it about Communion in the hand versus Communion on the tongue? I’ve been in a lot of Catholic contexts, and nothing — apart from typical hot-button issues like abortion and gay marriage — seems to provoke such a strong reaction. Advocates of... read more
A priest offers a parishioner the Eucharist by hand.

Vatican Upholds Bishop Over Reception of Communion on Tongue

Archbishop Roche cited a letter sent in August by the congregation’s prefect, Robert Cardinal Sarah, in which the cardinal wrote: “in times of difficulty, Bishops and Episcopal Conferences can give provisional norms which must be obeyed." National Catholic Register, December 12, 2020 ... read more

Communion on the floor and the trinity of disorientation

When is the last time you heard music at Mass that reinforced your faith rather than tested it? When is the last time you heard the cosmos in your parish? By Robert R. Reilly,Catholic World Report, November 27, 2020 In the fourth century, St. Cyril of Jerusalem asked of those receiving... read more