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Almost two-thirds of US Catholics believe in Real Presence 

A new study shows that almost two-thirds of adult Catholics in the United States believe in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, a significantly different result from a 2019 Pew Research study that suggested only one-third believe in the Church’s teaching on the Blessed Sacrament. Source: CNA.

Legal Matters United States

McCarrick not competent to stand trial on abuse charges

A judge has ruled that former cardinal Theodore McCarrick is not competent to stand trial on criminal sexual abuse charges in Massachusetts. Source: CNA.

Pope Francis United States

Pope Francis blasts US Catholics who oppose Church reform

Pope Francis blasted what he described as groups of “very strong, reactionary” American Catholics, warning against becoming “backwardists” who oppose change in the Church. Source: NCR Online. 

United States

US bishops ask Supreme Court to uphold gun ban on domestic abusers

The United States bishops have urged the Supreme Court to uphold a federal law that restricts access to firearms in cases of domestic abuse. Source: The Tablet.

United States

Texas bishop says nuns may have excommunicated themselves

A Texas bishop says a Carmelite prioress and nuns at a local monastery may have excommunicated themselves by publishing a statement challenging his authority and banning him from setting foot on monastery grounds. Source: CNA.

United States

‘For us, it’s like a miracle’: Hawaii fires spare historic Catholic church

The devastating fires on the Hawaiian island of Maui have spared a historic Catholic church in Lahaina, providing a symbol of hope amid catastrophic destruction. Source: CNA.

Pope Francis United States

Pope offers prayers for victims of fires in Hawaii

Pope Francis has offered “the assurance of prayers for the dead, injured and displaced, as well as for the first responders and emergency personnel” after fires ravaged the Hawaiian island of Maui. Source: CNS.

Peace United States

Catholic protest outside White House marks anniversary of atomic bombings

Catholics marked the 78th anniversary of the United States’ 1945 atomic bombings in Japan with calls for nuclear disarmament, prayers for peace and a protest at the White House. Source: OSV News.

United States

Church attendance by Gen X drops to a new low

Church attendance in the United States has dropped off since the pandemic for Generation X more sharply than for other age groups, according to a new survey. Source: National Catholic Register.