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Priest in Annandale tests positive for COVID-19; two others await test results

Priest in Annandale tests positive for COVID-19; two others await test results

| Susan Klemond | May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

A priest at St. Ignatius in Annandale recently tested positive for COVID-19 and two other priests at the parish are experiencing symptoms that may be related to the virus, said the pastor, Father John Meyer, who is also pastor of St. Timothy in Maple Lake.

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Equality of care

Equality of care

| Lynn Varco | May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The unprecedented scale of the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing efforts to provide critical hospital care have raised serious questions about rationing (limiting access) based on disability or age. Although, like everything else, health care is subject to the problem of scarcity, principles exist for determining the appropriate allocation of medical resources, especially during a pandemic.

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From readers – May 21, 2020

From readers – May 21, 2020

| May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Schools not missing a beat
Get serious about abortion
Sacrament not just for dying
Divine correction?
Gender questions

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Invigorating symbols of the faith

Invigorating symbols of the faith

| Deacon Gordon Bird | May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Behaviors are beliefs in action. Standards of evangelization are often set high for all of us in representing the faith we cherish and love. Whether we like it or not, so much is at stake for Catholics in articulating what we say about what we believe, and how we act upon our beliefs as Christians.

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Confirmation basics, part two

Confirmation basics, part two

| Father Michael Van Sloun | May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Last month’s column provided the first half of a list of the basic aspects of the sacrament of confirmation: the duty to receive it, the prerequisites, the appropriate age, preparation with prayer and study, and the qualifications and duties of the sponsor. This article completes the list. Combined, the lists offer a general overview of confirmation.

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Applause, criticism greets bishops’ plan for May 26 public Masses

Applause, criticism greets bishops’ plan for May 26 public Masses

| May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Some parishioners applauded the Minnesota bishops’ plan announced May 20 to not accept Gov. Tim Walz’s 10-person limit on public Masses and other religious gatherings, while others raised concerns about a risk to people’s health in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. “I’d say that the faithful are behind the bishops,” said Charlie Anderson, a […]

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Scoob  — A-II (PG)

Scoob — A-II (PG)

| John Mulderig | May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Baby boomers may remember whiling away their Saturday mornings, beginning in 1969, by watching the Hanna-Barbera cartoon series “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!”

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Where is God?

Where is God?

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Where is God? It is an ancient question. Ever since Adam and Eve, as the result of original sin, our world beats with a mortally flawed heart. There is that ever-present reality of sin, sickness, suffering and death.

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¿Dónde está Dios?

¿Dónde está Dios?

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

¿Dónde está Dios? Es una pregunta antigua. Desde Adán y Eva, como resultado del pecado original, nuestro mundo late con un corazón mortalmente defectuoso. Existe esa realidad siempre presente del pecado, la enfermedad, el sufrimiento y la muerte.

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