Communion

Communion

Catholic News Service presents its podcast series "Communion." In each episode listeners will hear how the sacrament of Communion impacts members of the Catholic Church. The focus ranges from the political firestorm surrounding the second Catholic president's position on issues contrary to church teaching to theological history about the real presence of Christ in the consecrated host.

Episodes

November 18, 2021 29 min

Catholic News Service Podcast hosts Chaz Muth and Carol Zimmermann attend the U.S. bishops' fall general assembly in Baltimore Nov. 15-18, 2021, where the main topic is their document on the Eucharist and how it may impact U.S. Catholics and the church.

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Catholic News Service Podcast hosts Chaz Muth and Carol Zimmermann explore what church leaders hope to accomplish with a three-year national eucharistic revival and the political nature of Communion that has been a part of church history for centuries.

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October 26, 2021 27 min

Catholic News Service Podcast hosts Chaz Muth and Carol Zimmermann take a look at church teaching on transubstantiation and the church response to the reported large percentage of Catholics who say they don't believe in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist.

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October 19, 2021 26 min

Catholic News Service Podcast hosts Chaz Muth and Carol Zimmermann examine who is worthy to receive the body of Christ and how some Catholics remain faithful to the church even when they are unable to present themselves for Communion.

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October 12, 2021 27 min

Catholic News Service Podcast hosts Chaz Muth and Carol Zimmermann discuss the Eucharist and its link to Catholic identity.

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October 5, 2021 28 min

Catholic News Service Podcast hosts Chaz Muth and Carol Zimmermann discuss how the Eucharist became a hot news item in 2021; the controversy surrounding the U.S. bishops, President Joe Biden and Communion; and the implications of the sacrament being a political issue.

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September 23, 2021 3 min

Catholic News Service Podcast hosts Chaz Muth and Carol Zimmermann preview the upcoming podcast series "Communion," how the Eucharist became a big news topic in 2021, the debate about denying Communion to Catholic politicians, the catechetical crisis involving belief in the real presence and more. Episode 1 will premiere Oct. 5, 2021.

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