Archive for March, 2020

Archdiocese cancels last Pre-Synod Prayer and Listening Event, Men’s Conference

Archdiocese cancels last Pre-Synod Prayer and Listening Event, Men’s Conference

| March 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

The last Pre-Synod Prayer and Listening Event, scheduled for March 14, has been canceled out of concerns about the novel coronavirus, said Joseph Bambenek, assistant director of the Archdiocesan Synod.

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USCCB president offers reflection, prayer in this time of the coronavirus

USCCB president offers reflection, prayer in this time of the coronavirus

| March 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Acknowledging the fragility of human life because of the coronavirus, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, shared a prayer for people who are ill with COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, and those responding to the pandemic.

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Lenten regulations for fasting and abstinence

Lenten regulations for fasting and abstinence

| March 12, 2020 | 9 Comments

Here are the Church regulations for fasting and abstinence during Lent:

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Digital Edition – March 12, 2020

Digital Edition – March 12, 2020

| March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Cultural immersion, Coronovirus, Smartphone art, Q&A with Father Paul Scalia, Voter privacy addressed, Tennessee tornadoes, Pilgrimage to Iowa? Retreats and Pilgrimages

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Cultural immersion, a year later

Cultural immersion, a year later

| March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Eight of us Minnesotans were sharing stories with a community of Indian sisters over tea, bananas and savory pastries at their kitchen table when they began to detail a catastrophic flood that affected their convent in the fall of 2018. And then one sister, who had a generous smile, turned serious. She closed her eyes and started to sing a solemn song, her voice trilling the melody. The other sisters joined in.

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University of St. Thomas to cancel in-person classes

University of St. Thomas to cancel in-person classes

| March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul will suspend in-person classes starting March 16, with students instructed to continue their coursework online, the university announced March 12.

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From readers – March 12, 2020

From readers – March 12, 2020

| March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

‘Metro missionaries’?
Not our values

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COVID19 prompts Archbishop Hebda to suspend Sunday Mass obligation

COVID19 prompts Archbishop Hebda to suspend Sunday Mass obligation

| March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

In light of an increasing number of people diagnosed with the coronavirus in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Archbishop Bernard Hebda March 12 suspended the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. 

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Pro-life supporters oppose St. Paul abortion resolution

Pro-life supporters oppose St. Paul abortion resolution

| March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

The seven-member St. Paul City Council took a stand on abortion when it voted March 4 at its weekly meeting to designate March 10 Abortion Providers Appreciation Day.

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Is Christianity about relationship, not religion?

Is Christianity about relationship, not religion?

| Father Michael Schmitz | March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Q) Some of my co-workers seem to think that I believe my religion saves me. They say that Christianity is about a relationship, not a religion.

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Learning how God sees us

Learning how God sees us

| Father Joseph Bambenek | March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

One of the most helpful insights I gained in seminary was learned from therapist Paul Ruff during a talk he gave on the importance of friendship in the priesthood: the deepest desire of the human heart is to love and be loved, to know another and to be known by one whom we love.

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EVENT CANCELED: Father Scalia was to challenge men at March 28 men’s conference

EVENT CANCELED: Father Scalia was to challenge men at March 28 men’s conference

| Christina Capecchi | March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

After much deliberation from our Bishops and leaders of the Archdiocese, it was decided to cancel the March 28, 2020 Archdiocesan Men’s Conference due to concerns regarding COVID-19/coronavirus.

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