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Archbishop says ask Uganda Martyrs to intercede for end to COVID-19

Archbishop says ask Uganda Martyrs to intercede for end to COVID-19

| Godfrey Olukya | June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

At the annual Uganda Martyrs Day Mass, shared through video, Catholics were urged to remember two nuns who were healed of bubonic plague through the martyrs’ intercession.

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St. Vincent de Paul thrift store to rebuild, continue helping Lake Street neighborhood

St. Vincent de Paul thrift store to rebuild, continue helping Lake Street neighborhood

| June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Vowing to rebuild and help the surrounding community do the same, Ed Koerner, executive director of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul-Twin Cities, and Wayne Bugg, associate director, said their first priority is not their ransacked, nonprofit thrift store on Lake Street in Minneapolis, but getting food to those in need.

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Pope prays with Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, calls racism a pro-life issue

Pope prays with Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, calls racism a pro-life issue

| Carol Glatz | June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Today I join the Church in St. Paul and Minneapolis, and in the entire United States, in praying for the repose of the soul of George Floyd and of all those others who have lost their lives as a result of the sin of racism.”

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For new priests, Mass attendees, ordination ‘a day of grace’

For new priests, Mass attendees, ordination ‘a day of grace’

| June 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Father Paul Hedman admits to tearing up before and during his ordination Mass. Afterward, it seemed he couldn’t smile broadly enough. “I can’t put my reaction into words,” he said. The closest was “wow.”

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Trump visits shrine on anniversary of St. John Paul II visit to Poland

Trump visits shrine on anniversary of St. John Paul II visit to Poland

| Dennis Sadowski | June 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington June 2 before he signed an executive order back at the White House to expand U.S. support for international religious freedom efforts.

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Twin Cities Catholics grappling with Floyd’s death, related rioting

Twin Cities Catholics grappling with Floyd’s death, related rioting

| May 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

“There’s a spiritual component as well, and we have to pray for the conversion of our society. We have to pray for change. We have to pray for justice, which will likely include gathering together with people outside of our own traditions — be it other Christians, non-Christians, etc. We need all the help we can get.”

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Even in pandemic, copyright and fair use laws still apply, experts say

Even in pandemic, copyright and fair use laws still apply, experts say

| Gina Christian | May 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted parishes worldwide to livestream Masses, produce podcasts and upload worship videos. But even in a pandemic, copyright and fair use laws still apply, experts say.

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Vatican official says anti-religious bias was evident during lockdown

Vatican official says anti-religious bias was evident during lockdown

As people spent more time online during the coronavirus lockdown, negative remarks and even the incitement of hatred based on national, cultural or religious identity increased, a Vatican representative said.

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St. Peter Claver prayer service 7 p.m.; Archbishop encourages 8 p.m. citywide prayer

St. Peter Claver prayer service 7 p.m.; Archbishop encourages 8 p.m. citywide prayer

| May 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a note to parishioners, Father Rutten said that the parish’s campus is OK, but the surrounding area “was hit pretty hard by vandals and looters.” “My clothes still smell of smoke,” he wrote.

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NFL dream now a reality for 2017 grad of Philadelphia Jesuit high school

NFL dream now a reality for 2017 grad of Philadelphia Jesuit high school

| John Knebels | May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The NFL announced May 7 it is planning a return to its regular season in the fall, and among the players on the roster for the Detroit Lions will be Philadelphia native and St. Joseph’s Prep star D’Andre Swift.

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Minnesota bishops: Death of black man in police custody a ‘tragedy’

Minnesota bishops: Death of black man in police custody a ‘tragedy’

| Matt Hadro | May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Minnesota Catholic Conference on Tuesday called the death of a black man while he was in police custody a “tragedy,” and welcomed an investigation.

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Pope to lead world shrines in rosary prayer for pandemic May 30

Pope to lead world shrines in rosary prayer for pandemic May 30

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will lead the major shrines around the world in praying the rosary to implore Mary’s intercession and protection amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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