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Bishops to continue discussion of Catholics and Eucharist in fall meeting

When the U.S. bishops meet this fall for their annual assembly, they will revisit the discussion they began in mid-June about the Eucharist and will be presented with a drafted document on the “meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the church.”

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Bishops debate politics of Communion doc, vote to be revealed today

In a spirited two hour long conversation Thursday, both critics and champions of a U.S. Bishops Conference doctrinal committee proposal to draft a document on the Eucharist cited timing and pro-choice politicians as reasons why they were for or against the proposal.

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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. bishops divided over debating communion for pro-choice politicians

Two U.S. archbishops responded in dismay Tuesday night to a report that a number of their contemporaries sent a letter to Archbishop José Gomez in an effort to suspend discussion of the subject of Eucharistic coherence at U.S. Bishops’ June meeting.

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Doctrine committee sets standards for evaluating, improving church hymns

Expressing concern for the doctrinal soundness of some of the lyrics of Catholic hymns now available for use in Catholic liturgies, the U.S. bishops’ doctrine committee in a forthcoming report suggests guidelines for bishops in evaluating hymn lyrics and for selecting hymnals being considered for use in churches.

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Bishops: Long-held ethical, moral principles must guide COVID-19 response

The coronavirus pandemic is creating fear over limited resources for treating patients, especially the most seriously ill, but “this is not a time to sideline our ethical and moral principles,” said the chairmen of three committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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