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Confirmation: The next series on the sacraments

Confirmation: The next series on the sacraments

| Father Michael Van Sloun | March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

The objective of this column is to help Catholics, in particular, as well as anyone else who has a desire to learn about our beliefs, to better understand the basic teachings of the Catholic faith. The sacraments are an excellent place to start because they have such a central role in the spiritual life. So important, in fact, that an “active Catholic” is defined as someone who is receiving the sacraments.

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Tears of Jesus show he understands sorrow

Tears of Jesus show he understands sorrow

| Father Dan Haugan | March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Banksy, the anonymous English street artist and vandal, once said, “You die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.”

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Surrendering to God

Surrendering to God

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

“I have never seen anything like this.” This statement struck me as especially strong, since it came from a man in his 80s who had lived through the national struggle that gripped our country during the Second World War. In his mind, the national lockdown we are now experiencing is worse.

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Entregarse a Dios

Entregarse a Dios

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Nunca he visto nada como esto.” Esta declaración me pareció especialmente fuerte, ya que provenía de un hombre de unos 80 años que había vivido la lucha nacional que se apoderó de nuestro país durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. En su mente, el cierre nacional que estamos experimentando ahora fue peor.

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Archbishop: Join Pope Francis March 27 for extraordinary blessing

Archbishop: Join Pope Francis March 27 for extraordinary blessing

| March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Hebda is encouraging local Catholics to join others worldwide in praying with Pope Francis at noon on Friday, March 27, when the pope will extend an extraordinary “urbi et orbi” blessing.

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Home from Rome, UST student notes similarities in response

Home from Rome, UST student notes similarities in response

| March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

When Isabel Brown, a graduate student in the University of St. Thomas’ Catholic Studies program, was flying home from Rome, a city under increasingly tight restrictions to help curb spread of the coronavirus, she had wistful hopes that things might be different back in the U.S.

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Catholic Charities: Homeless shelters ‘ground zero’ for battling spread of coronavirus

Catholic Charities: Homeless shelters ‘ground zero’ for battling spread of coronavirus

| March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Calling homeless shelters “ground zero” for helping Minnesota flatten the curve on coronavirus illnesses so hospitals are not overwhelmed by mounting numbers of people with COVID-19, Tim Marx of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis March 26 called on lawmakers to include shelters in emergency medical funding to battle the virus.

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Affordable housing efforts continue, COVID-19 places spotlight on need

Affordable housing efforts continue, COVID-19 places spotlight on need

| March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Affordable housing efforts continue

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Archbishop: No public Masses, church gatherings until at least April 9

Archbishop: No public Masses, church gatherings until at least April 9

| March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

“It is critical for the common good that we do everything we possibly can to minimize the risk to others and to ourselves, which means simply staying home as much as possible,” Archbishop Hebda said.

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