Sacrament of Communion

The US bishops’ one-sided ‘dialogue’ with Joe Biden

By Phil Lawler | Aug 17, 2020 Another presidential campaign is upon us, and so it’s time for another round of feisty debate on the time-worn topic: Should Joe Biden be allowed to receive Communion? That debate, as practiced by American Catholics, was not always about Biden specifically.... read more

Banish Sin, Transform the Church

David G Bonagura, Jr., August 16, 2020 The Second Vatican Council is back in the news lately, with two prominent, tradition-minded bishops revisiting well-known arguments of conciliar interpretation in light two recent Vatican documents, Amoris Laetitia and the Abu Dhabi statement [1] on world... read more

The dangers of proliferating Communion services

By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky | May 18, 2020 The cancellation of the public celebration of the Mass in dioceses across the US and the world—beginning in Rome—has established dangerous precedents. In addition to the breathtaking surrender to secular authorities with no public pushback on the part of... read more

Maryland county bans Eucharist in church reopening order

By Christine Rouselle, Catholic News Agency, May 27, 2020 An executive order issued Tuesday in Maryland’s Howard County outlines public health rules under which churches may reopen. The order prohibits the distribution and consumption of any food or drink as part of any religious service,... read more

Early Church Evidence For the Eucharist

By William Hemsworth, Patheos, May 18,2020 How Early In The Church? Did the early church believe that the Eucharist is the body and blood of Christ? To answer this question the writings of the following four early church fathers will be discussed: St. Ignatius of Antioch who lived from... read more

It’s Time to Treat the Church’s Essential Services as Essential

COMMENTARY: What God provides humanity through the Church is as essential a service as ever. Fr. Roger Landry Blog, April 28, 2020 In different parts of the United States and other parts of the world, we are reaching what many are calling “Phase 2” in the response to the coronavirus... read more

Bishop Schneider: The Rite of Holy Communion in times of a pandemic

'The ban on Communion in the mouth … constitutes an abuse of authority.' By Bishop Athanasius Schneider, LifeSite News, February 28, 2020 Editor’s note: The following article was first published at Rorate Caeli, and is reprinted with Bishop Schneider’s permission. February 28, 2020... read more
Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of Kampala, Uganda.

“It is forbidden to distribute, receive Holy Communion in the hands”: Ugandan Archbishop

By Jude Atemanke, PML Daily, February 4, 2020 In what could be considered a controversial move, the Archbishop of Kampala in Uganda, has issued a decree forbidding the reception of Holy Communion in the hand in order to promote reverence for the Eucharist and to stop... read more

Denying communion to Joe Biden was ‘right and just,’ Cardinal says

By Leonardo Blair, Christian Post, January 14, 2020 Influential American Catholic Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, who is a member of the Vatican's highest court, says a recent decision by a South Carolina priest to deny communion to Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe... read more

The Magic of the Altar Rail

BY AUSTIN RUSE, DECEMBER 6, 2019 To look at our diocese, you might assume it’s on the liberal side. Located in Northern Virginia and established in 1974, most of the newer churches (and there are many of them) are “in the round.” You know the ones—they look like spaceships. Needless to... read more

Michigan diocese supports priest accused of LGBT Eucharist ‘discrimination’

by JD Flynn, Catholic News Aency, November 27, 2019 A Michigan diocese said it supports a priest who told a parishioner that because of her same-sex civil marriage she should not receive the Eucharist. “Inclusion and acceptance have been a hallmark of Catholic Churches in the Diocese of... read more