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Minnesota governor announces slightly wider opening of church doors effective June 10

Minnesota governor announces slightly wider opening of church doors effective June 10

| June 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said June 5 that effective June 10 his “Stay Safe Minnesota” plan will allow 50 percent capacity at church gatherings, up from 25 percent that has been in effect since May 27. But the maximum number of people expected at liturgies and other events remains at 250.

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Meghan Markle urges Catholic high school graduates to help rebuild nation

Meghan Markle urges Catholic high school graduates to help rebuild nation

| Carol Zimmermann | June 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Meghan Markle virtually returned to her alma mater, Immaculate Heart of Mary High School in Los Angeles, for a surprise graduation speech June 3.

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Bishop Hying says cap on worship size ‘unjust,’ stifles church’s mission

Bishop Hying says cap on worship size ‘unjust,’ stifles church’s mission

The 50-person cap instituted by local city and county officials for houses of worship in their reopening plans “has unjustly stifled our pastoral mission,” Madison Bishop Donald Hying said in a statement.

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Marking World Environment Day, pope says: Don’t look the other way

Marking World Environment Day, pope says: Don’t look the other way

| Carol Glatz | June 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Building a healthier, better world depends on everyone, Pope Francis said in his message marking World Environment Day June 5.

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Vatican reopens clinic, offers museums’ visits to health workers

Vatican reopens clinic, offers museums’ visits to health workers

Continuing a phased reopening, the Vatican’s free pediatric and maternal health clinic began welcoming patients again June 3 and, as an expression of gratitude, the Vatican announced all medical personnel would enjoy free admittance to the Vatican Museums and to the papal summer villa at Castel Gandolfo.

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Black Catholic’s challenge to fellow Catholics: Make change by living out faith principles

Black Catholic’s challenge to fellow Catholics: Make change by living out faith principles

| June 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

“I’d want white, Minnesota Catholics to examine their conscience: Where have you have failed to do good? And in doing so, I think that’s where the answers will come in their role in all of this, and how to renew the face of the earth.”

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St. Anthony of Padua still inspirational model for today, pope says

St. Anthony of Padua still inspirational model for today, pope says

| Carol Glatz | June 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis asked that the world’s Franciscans and devotees of St. Anthony of Padua be inspired by this 13th-century saint by being “restless” to hit the road and share God’s love through word and deed.

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Priest-chaplain: ‘At this time, at this juncture, black lives matter’

Priest-chaplain: ‘At this time, at this juncture, black lives matter’

| Mark Pattison | June 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

As daily protests over the death of George Floyd while in the custody of a Minneapolis police officer have spilled over into some of the United States’ largest cities and roiled the nation, a chaplain to several law enforcement agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area said, “At this point, at this time, at this juncture, black lives matter.”

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Vatican to collaborate with new video-streaming platform

Vatican to collaborate with new video-streaming platform

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Vatican officials expressed their support for a new video-on-demand service aimed at adding religious programming and content to the already jam-packed field of video-streaming services.

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Trusting in God does not mean never arguing with him, pope says

Trusting in God does not mean never arguing with him, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | June 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the story of the patriarch Abraham — honored by Jews, Christians and Muslims — faith becomes a direct relationship with God that is marked by constant prayer, which sometimes takes the form of “debating” with God, Pope Francis said.

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Archbishop Hebda: Floyd’s death demands preaching Gospel, examination of conscience

Archbishop Hebda: Floyd’s death demands preaching Gospel, examination of conscience

| June 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

At this moment, Catholics should begin with prayer as well as an examination of conscience, Archbishop Hebda said, looking to see “how our lives have been shaped by racist attitudes, if they’ve been shaped by racist attitudes, regardless of the color of our skin.”

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After ‘taking a knee,’ border bishop gets a call from the pope

After ‘taking a knee,’ border bishop gets a call from the pope

| Rhina Guidos | June 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

It’s called “taking a knee,” and many professional athletes around the country have made the gesture publicly to protest police brutality.

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