FaithDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
A controversial proposal from the U.S. bishops’ doctrinal committee that seeks approval to begin a process of drafting a document about the Eucharist seems on track to come up for a vote.
FaithFaith and Reason
Steven P. Millies
The Catholic Church in the United States is in danger of losing its relevance if its presentation of the Gospel is alien to the world in which people live.
A priest raises the chalice and Communion host in this illustration. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)
Politics & SocietyOf Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
Such debates don’t really happen elsewhere in the Catholic world.
FaithFaith and Reason
Peter Feuerherd
In April 1962, Archbishop Joseph Rummel of New Orleans not only denied Communion to three Catholics in his archdiocese; he formally excommunicated the three, who vehemently opposed his efforts to desegregate Catholic schools.
FaithDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
When U.S. bishops meet virtually next week, most eyes will be focused on a controversial vote related to the Eucharist that some fear politicizes Communion by taking aim at the nation’s second Catholic president.
FaithFaith and Reason
Mark Brumley
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone and others are acting for the good of souls. As a last resort, they propose denying Communion to people who persistently and publicly promote the grave evil of legal abortion.