German bishops approve Communion for non-Catholic spouses (CNA) The Catholic bishops of Germany will allow the Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive Communion in some cases, Cardinal Reinhard Marx has announced. The new policy will allow Communion for couples who, after consulting with their priests, determine that they have a “grave spiritual need” to share the Eucharist.
Cardinal Sarah sees decline in faith in the Eucharist (Catholic Herald) Cardinal Robert Sarah warns of an “insidious diabolical attack” aimed at faith in the Eucharist. The prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship calls for “a rediscovery and promotion of the beauty and pastoral value” of receiving Communion kneeling, on the tongue. He makes these observations in the preface to a new book by an Italian author on the new practice of receiving Communion in the hand.