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U.S. bishops’ debate on Eucharist document is ‘serene’

In what was otherwise a largely procedural first public session of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops fall plenary meeting on Nov. 16, what stood out to some bishops were the opening remarks from two leaders of the U.S. Catholic Church.

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U.S. bishops discussions on Eucharist document to have ‘different tone’ from summer

As the nation’s bishops convene in-person this week for their first in-person general assembly in two years, the in-person conversations on a controversial document on the Eucharist have taken a different tone, according to one committee chairman.

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U.S. Church leaders grateful for extra time for diocesan phase of Synod

The U.S. Bishops’ Conference point person for the Synod on Synodality and dioceses nationwide welcome the Vatican’s extension of the diocesan phase after what in many places was a rushed start to the opening on Oct. 17.

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Bishops vote for doc on communion with reverberations for Biden

U.S. Bishops voted overwhelmingly to approve a proposal from the U.S. Bishops Conference doctrinal committee to draft a document on the Eucharist, which could have implications for Catholic politicians receiving the Eucharist, despite last minute pleas from some of the nation’s top prelates to do otherwise.

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U.S. bishops open meeting with disagreement over Eucharist document

A motion to give individual bishops unlimited time to speak on a U.S. Bishops Conference doctrinal committee proposal to draft a document on the Eucharist was ultimately denied at day one of their spring meeting Wednesday, but not before a spirited, near hour-long, debate on the timing of the proposal.

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U.S. Catholic bishops meet amid divisions on Communion policy

When U.S. Catholic bishops convene virtually for a national meeting Wednesday, they will be divided ideologically as well as physically. They’re split over whether to press ahead with an initiative that could — at least implicitly — rebuke President Joe Biden for receiving Communion while supporting abortion rights.

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