Bishops quick to debate Eucharist — and Joe Biden — at meeting

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(RNS) — The opening day of the American Catholic bishops’ spring meeting on Wednesday (June 16) had nothing on the agenda about the controversial topic of Communion and President Joe Biden. The meeting’s first-day sessions were supposed to be dedicated to the mundane business of nurturing Catholic families and discussing drafts of liturgical language. But … Read more

Archdiocese of Los Angeles issues new guidelines to fully reopen parishes

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LOS ANGELES (RNS) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has issued new guidelines for its more than 300 parishes, which, beginning June 19, are set to fully reopen. In a letter to congregants over the weekend, Archbishop José H. Gomez announced guidelines allowing liturgical celebrations — including weekday and Sunday Masses as well … Read more

As Catholic bishops’ Communion war roils June meeting, look what’s not on the agenda

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(RNS) — When the bishops gather virtually for their June meeting next week, all the attention will be focused on whether pro-choice Catholic politicians will be banned from Communion. The answer — spoiler alert! — is no. At the June 16-18 meeting, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will only vote on whether to permit … Read more