Tag: Communion

Bread for the journey

Bread for the journey

| Father Michael Van Sloun | September 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Eucharist as viaticum is holy Communion given to a person when death is imminent.

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Vatican signs provisional agreement with China on naming bishops

Vatican signs provisional agreement with China on naming bishops

| September 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

For the first time in decades, all of the Catholic bishops in China are in full communion with the pope, the Vatican announced.

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German bishops ignore pope’s request, resume Communion debate

German bishops ignore pope’s request, resume Communion debate

| June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis clarified his position on the matter during a flight from Geneva to Rome June 21. He said the problem was not the subject matter of the debate, but rather the bishops’ approach to create new norms for the German Catholic Church at a national level.

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Pope: Individual bishops must decide about Communion in mixed-faith marriages

Pope: Individual bishops must decide about Communion in mixed-faith marriages

| Carol Glatz | June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

The question of allowing Protestants married to Catholics to receive Communion at Mass in special cases has to be decided by each individual bishop and cannot be decided by a bishops’ conference, Pope Francis told reporters after a one-day ecumenical journey to Geneva.

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Vatican asks German bishops to set aside plans for eucharistic sharing

Vatican asks German bishops to set aside plans for eucharistic sharing

| Cindy Wooden | June 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has asked the Catholic bishops’ conference of Germany not to publish nationwide guidelines for allowing Protestants married to Catholics to receive Communion at Mass, but to continue having diocesan bishops judge specific situations.

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German bishops, Vatican officials to meet May 3 to discuss Communion

German bishops, Vatican officials to meet May 3 to discuss Communion

| Cindy Wooden | April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Six German bishops will meet with officials from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts to discuss German plans to allow greater access to the Eucharist for Protestants married to Catholics.

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German bishops prepare Communion rules for mixed marriages

German bishops prepare Communion rules for mixed marriages

| Zita Ballinger Fletcher | February 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

The German bishops’ conference continues to develop its recent decision to allow non-Catholic spouses in mixed denomination marriages to receive Communion in limited cases.

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Q&A on the Vatican’s recent instruction on bread, wine for Communion

Q&A on the Vatican’s recent instruction on bread, wine for Communion

| July 13, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Vatican recently published a circular letter, “On the bread and wine for the Eucharist,” sent to diocesan bishops at the request of Pope Francis dated June 15 — the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ.

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Bishop prohibits Catholics in same-sex unions from receiving Communion

Bishop prohibits Catholics in same-sex unions from receiving Communion

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield has issued a decree that people in same-sex marriages should not present themselves for holy Communion nor can they receive the sacrament of anointing of the sick or have a Catholic funeral unless they “have given some signs of repentance.”

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Four cardinals ask pope to clarify teaching on Communion for divorced

Four cardinals ask pope to clarify teaching on Communion for divorced

| Cindy Wooden | November 14, 2016 | 11 Comments

Four cardinals said they formally asked Pope Francis to clarify his teaching on Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried and, not receiving a response after two months, they released their letter to the press.

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Why do we say ‘I am not worthy’ at Mass?

Why do we say ‘I am not worthy’ at Mass?

| Father Michael Schmitz | November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

I struggle each Mass when the congregation says, “I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof … .” I understand its biblical significance, but maybe I’m just bothered by the phrase “I am not worthy.” My parents taught me I am worthy because I’m a child of God. We are all worthy just by the fact we were created in God’s image.

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