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Grateful Catholics return to larger congregations at public Mass

Grateful Catholics return to larger congregations at public Mass

| Dave Hrbacek, Maria Wiering and Barb Umberger | June 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Andrea and Pete Barrett held hands as they walked into St. Casimir Church in St. Paul May 31 for the first time in more than two months, and their hands remained clasped throughout the Mass.

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“Unorthodox” and the Modern Myth of Origins

“Unorthodox” and the Modern Myth of Origins

| Bishop Robert Barron | May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Unorthodox, a mini-series that debuted on Netflix a few weeks ago, is the story of a young woman who escapes from her oppressive Hasidic community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and finds freedom with a group of welcoming friends in Berlin.

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“Laudato Si” athwart modernity

“Laudato Si” athwart modernity

| Bishop Robert Barron | May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

In preparation for my participation in a USCCB sponsored symposium for the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical letter Laudato Si, I reread the famous and controversial document with some care. Many of the themes that struck me five years ago stood out again, but on this reading I was particularly impressed by the pope’s sharply critical assessment of modernity.

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St. Cloud Diocese, abuse survivors reach agreement on framework for resolving claims

St. Cloud Diocese, abuse survivors reach agreement on framework for resolving claims

| The Central Minnesota Catholic | May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of St. Cloud and survivors of clergy sexual abuse have reached agreement on a framework for a resolution of all clergy sexual abuse claims against the diocese and area parishes.

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Walz administration: Discussions continue over size of religious gatherings

Walz administration: Discussions continue over size of religious gatherings

| May 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Even as President Trump declared May 22 that governors must reopen churches and other places of worship shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said at a news conference on the outbreak that discussions in Minnesota are continuing with faith leaders.

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Catholic Cemeteries gates are open, but services look different during pandemic

Catholic Cemeteries gates are open, but services look different during pandemic

| Susan Klemond | May 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

People visiting a Catholic Cemeteries site in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will find that much has changed because of COVID-19, but much remains the same.

Memorial Day Masses May 25 are canceled because of the pandemic. At burials, only 10 people at a time are allowed at a grave site, and everyone must maintain a social distance of 6 feet apart to help prevent spread of the virus.

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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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Digital Edition – May 21, 2020

Digital Edition – May 21, 2020

| May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Congratulations graduates! Masses allowed to resume, St. Peter’s Basilica reopens, Nurse cares for COVID-19 patients, Victoria Johnson assumes role as ombudsperson, Catholic schools left out, Pandemic funerals, Miniature master

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Advice to graduates

Advice to graduates

| May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit invited Catholics in various leadership positions throughout the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to share advice for the class of 2020. The following is a selection of those responses.

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Cosmic tenderness in a time of quarantine

Cosmic tenderness in a time of quarantine

| Liz Kelly | May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

My sister conveys to me this wonderful story about a well-to-do gentleman, who in his early retirement could be yachting through the south of France or golfing in Bermuda, but decides that he would like to perform some service for his community. He volunteers at a local hospital to be a “cuddler.”

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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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