• A new study showed that a majority of Catholics do not believe that the bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ.

    An extraordinary minister of holy Communion in Brooklyn, N.Y., distributes the Eucharist during Mass in this 2008 file photo. (CNS photo by Gregory A. Shemitz)

    An extraordinary minister of holy Communion in Brooklyn, N.Y., distributes the Eucharist during Mass in this 2008 file photo. (CNS photo by Gregory A. Shemitz)

  • Three U.S. bishops' committee chairmen have called on the nation's elected officials "to exert leadership in seeking to heal the wounds" of the country caused by the Aug. 3 and 4 mass...

    A man walks past a memorial Aug. 7, 2019, for those killed in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, four days earlier. (CNS photo by Bryan Woolston/Reuters)

    A man walks past a memorial Aug. 7, 2019, for those killed in a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, four days earlier. (CNS photo by Bryan Woolston/Reuters)

  • WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis joined Catholic Church leaders expressing sorrow after back-to-back mass shootings in the United States left at least 31 dead and dozens injured in Texas...

    Mourners take part in a vigil near the border fence between Mexico and the U.S. after a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, Aug. 3, 2019. (CNS photo by Carlos Sanchez/Reuters)

    Mourners take part in a vigil near the border fence between Mexico and the U.S. after a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, Aug. 3, 2019. (CNS photo by Carlos Sanchez/Reuters)

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