Sacrament of Communion

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

Debunking the myth that today’s Communion in the hand revives an ancient custom

[Peter Kwasniewski was the featured speaker at the Catholic Citizens of Illinois Forum Luncheon on June 14, 2019] By Peter Kwasniewski, LifeSite News, November 26, 2019 Last week, on November 21, the feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Cardinal Müller and Cardinal Sarah... read more

A Leaven in the World… “Politicizing” the Eucharist

By Fr.Kevin M. Cusick, The Wanderer, November 5, 2019 Joe Biden owes Fr. Robert Morey a “thank you.” The Internet exploded last week with the news that Fr. Morey of South Carolina had “denied” the Eucharist to Biden at a parish Sunday Mass there. Biden is known to attend Mass... read more

Exorcist Blames Bishops and Priests for Loss of Faith in Eucharist

“The house of the priest is not the rectory. He is at home only where Christ is present.” Patti Armstrong Blog, October 31, 2019 How is it possible that despite the Catholic Church always having taught that the Holy Eucharist is really, truly and substantially the Body and Blood of... read more

On Joe Biden and Judging Souls

By Robert Royal, November 4, 2019 The political season, alas, we always have with us now, but last week it took a turn in earnest. Father Robert E. Morey, a courageous priest in South Carolina, denied former Vice-President Joe Biden Holy Communion owing to the longstanding public scandal of... read more

Pro-abortion Joe Biden: ‘The Holy Father…gives me Communion’

By Claire Chretien, LifeSiteNews, November 1, 2019 Pro-abortion former Vice President and 2020 Democratic hopeful Joe Biden has commented on a priest recently upholding Catholic teaching by denying him Holy Communion, saying, “It’s not a position that I’ve found anywhere else, including... read more

Biden communion denial was required by diocesan policy

By JD Flynn and Matt Hadro, Catholic News Agency, Octobert 30, 2019 A policy in the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina requires priests to withhold the Eucharist from politicians and political candidates who support legal protection for abortion. “Catholic public officials who... read more