Tag: Communion

Biden denied Communion at Mass during campaign stop in South Carolina

Biden denied Communion at Mass during campaign stop in South Carolina

| Deirdre C. Mays | October 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Former Vice President Joe Biden attended the 9 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony Church Oct. 27 and when he presented himself to receive the Eucharist was refused by the pastor.

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Pew survey shows majority of Catholics don’t believe in ‘Real Presence’

Pew survey shows majority of Catholics don’t believe in ‘Real Presence’

| Mark Pattison | August 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

A new study about the level of Catholic belief in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist showed that a majority of Catholics do not believe that the bread and wine used at Mass become the body and blood of Christ.

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Holy Spirit conducts symphony of communion, pope says at audience

Holy Spirit conducts symphony of communion, pope says at audience

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Like an orchestra conductor leading a symphony of different sounds and harmonies, the Holy Spirit creates a masterpiece of unity and communion that extols God’s love, Pope Francis said.

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Bishop bars Illinois Catholic lawmakers who back abortion from Communion

Bishop bars Illinois Catholic lawmakers who back abortion from Communion

Springfield Bishop Thomas Paprocki issued a decree June 6 stating that Catholic lawmakers in the Illinois Legislature “who promoted or voted for extreme abortion legislation” cannot receive Communion in churches in his diocese.

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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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