Unnecessary liturgical reform to blame?
Many Catholics learned their faith from pastors who stripped the altars and passed out Eucharist like a leaflet

The latest Pew study shockingly states that only 31 per cent of Catholics in the United States believe that “during Catholic Mass, the bread and wine actually become the body and blood of Jesus.” Out of the 69 per cent of

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2019-08-09T09:17:42-08:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: |23 Comments

Cardinal Arinze: We cannot share Communion with non-Catholics like beer or cake

Holy Communion is exclusively for Catholics in a state of grace and not something to be shared between friends like beer or cake, said a former senior adviser to two popes. Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze said any moves to give

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Vatican reportedly rejects German bishops’ proposal for intercommunion of spouses

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has reportedly rejected a planned proposal by the German bishops' conference to publish guidelines permitting non-Catholic spouses of Catholics to receive the Eucharist in some limited circumstances. Austrian news site kath.net has reported that

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Pope Francis: if you are in a state of mortal sin, you cannot receive Communion

Any Catholic who has committed a mortal sin cannot receive Holy Communion unless they have been to confession, the Pope has said. Continuing a series of talks on the Mass during his General Audience on March 14, Pope Francis reminded

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2018-03-16T07:27:04-08:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: Church life|Tags: , , |38 Comments

“Why do we insist on receiving Communion standing and on the hand?”

The head of the Vatican department overseeing liturgy is summoning the Catholic faithful to return to receiving Holy Communion on the tongue and kneeling. In the preface to a new book on the subject, Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the

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2018-02-23T13:32:33-08:00February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , , |33 Comments

Monstrance restored for use at St. Joseph Parish, Rio Vista

The following comes from the Sacramento diocese website: Bishop Jaime Soto and Father Richard Boyle, OSM, of the Order of Friar Servants of Mary, hold a monstrance that has been restored for use by parishioners of St. Joseph Parish in

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2016-10-13T16:18:29-08:00October 13th, 2016|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , |7 Comments

Extraordinary ministers ‘essential’ in Orange diocese

The following comes from a September 7 OC Catholic article by Larry Urish: While bishops, priests, deacons and acolytes (those on their way toward ordination into the priesthood or deaconate) distribute Holy Communion, there are an insufficient number of these ordinary

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2016-09-09T10:35:51-08:00September 9th, 2016|Categories: Other News|Tags: , |41 Comments