Sacraments

Erin Ratleff receives communion at DCI’s Easter mass, where she was confirmed (she had already been baptized and made her First Communion as a child). (Credit: Mark Bowen/Archdiocese Of Cincinnati)
Lisa Murtha May 11, 2018
On the day after Easter, five incarcerated women were initiated into the Catholic Church.
German bishops debate communion question
Pope Francis asked the bishops of Germany to continue working together to find broader consensus on guidelines for allowing a Protestant married to a Catholic to receive the Eucharist.
Retired New York Auxiliary Bishop Gerald T. Walsh distributes Communion during a Mass on the March 17 feast of St. Patrick, patron of the Archdiocese of New York, at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Michael J. O’Loughlin March 22, 2018
“It is clear that what matters to Pope Francis is the transformation of individuals and communities through their attentive and communal participation in the sacramental mysteries."
Robert David Sullivan March 22, 2018
Surveys suggest that younger Americans are turning away from religion, but they may not have been properly introduced to the church in the first place.
Simcha Fisher March 22, 2018
If you cannot laugh at the ignominy of whispering your wretched little sins through a screen, then when will you laugh?
Terrance Klein March 07, 2018
Have you heard the saints confess? It fills you with wonder at God’s grace, so clearly at work in their lives, in our world.