Do you have to receive Communion at Mass?

A reader asks: “Is it proper for a Catholic to attend Mass but respectfully not take part in Communion? I have heard it stated metaphorically that it would be similar to going to a restaurant but not eating. Would attendance be proper

Are we a people of life?

Kathryn Jean Lopez reflects on welcoming children at Mass, especially those who are fussy. She cautions against the glares that many may throw at the family of a fussy child: “Think before your glare. There might just be a miracle before you.

I see Jesus

OSV publisher Scott Richert recalls the times at Mass when, while holding a squirming child during the Eucharist prayer, the priest would elevate the host and, drawing the child’s attention, he or she would proclaim, “I see Jesus!” Richert writes: “You may

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