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Bishop Cozzens, others to offer to offer 40 Hours Devotion via Facebook Live

Bishop Cozzens, others to offer to offer 40 Hours Devotion via Facebook Live

| Mary Farrow | April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

When the plague struck the Italian city of Milan and the surrounding area in the 1570s, St. Charles Borromeo, then a cardinal, became well-known for his efforts to remind people of their faith in a time of sickness and death.

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Suspension of most public Masses in archdiocese through Easter

Suspension of most public Masses in archdiocese through Easter

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Public Masses with distribution of the Eucharist will be suspended in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis at least through Easter Sunday and the seven days that follow, Archbishop Bernard Hebda said in an April 1 memo to priests and deacons.

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Mass possible in parking lots in some situations, but Communion not permitted

Mass possible in parking lots in some situations, but Communion not permitted

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

The new guidelines came after the archdiocese received a few reports of public celebrations of Mass and public distribution of holy Communion the past two weekends.

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School nurses, crafters donate masks to medical professionals in need

School nurses, crafters donate masks to medical professionals in need

| Zoey Maraist | April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Something extremely valuable was left behind in the nurses’ offices of shuttered Virginia schools: personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves, gowns and hand sanitizer.

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Amid COVID-19 pandemic, pope prays for homeless, cites newspaper photo

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, pope prays for homeless, cites newspaper photo

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

During his livestreamed daily morning Mass, Pope Francis prayed that the coronavirus pandemic may awaken people’s consciences to the plight of homeless men and women suffering in the world.

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Court allows Abbott’s temporary ban on elective abortion for time being

Court allows Abbott’s temporary ban on elective abortion for time being

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

By allowing Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s temporary block on unnecessary medical procedures, including abortion, to remain, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit March 31 was paying “careful attention to the health and safety needs of Texans” amid the coronavirus pandemic, said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

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Special task force, fund to help archdiocesan parishes, schools

Special task force, fund to help archdiocesan parishes, schools

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

When Anne Cullen Miller began taking in the breadth of the financial impact the coronavirus pandemic would have on parishes and schools, she knew the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota would need to play a big role in helping them survive.

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Pope moves Good Friday collection for Holy Land to September

Pope moves Good Friday collection for Holy Land to September

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

With Holy Week celebrations closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis postponed the traditional Good Friday collection for the Holy Land to September.

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Coronavirus draws prayers to saints who cared for plague victims

Coronavirus draws prayers to saints who cared for plague victims

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Saints can get a bad rap because sometimes people assume they lived in deep piety removed from the burdens of everyday life.

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