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Theater overcomes obstacles to re-open, only to close again because of COVID-19

Theater overcomes obstacles to re-open, only to close again because of COVID-19

| Susan Klemond | April 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Open Window Theatre’s temporary closure in March because of COVID-19 — just months after it re-opened in a new location — is one more opportunity to trust God, one of its co-founders said.

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Catholics take part in the ‘war effort’ by making and donating masks, face shields

Catholics take part in the ‘war effort’ by making and donating masks, face shields

| April 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

“The need is tremendous,” said Westlake about his face shields. “I get an email an hour from somebody who says, ‘Can you make some for us?’ or, ‘How soon can you get us a lot?’ People are asking for 100 or 200 at a time.”

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On Palm Sunday, bishops to livestream Masses, some parishes make palms available for pick-up

On Palm Sunday, bishops to livestream Masses, some parishes make palms available for pick-up

| April 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Catholics are encouraged to check their parish’s websites and social media for information about receiving palms. Offering palms is optional, and some parishes may not provide them during the stay-at-home order.

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A century ago, Minnesota Catholics also kept the faith during a pandemic

A century ago, Minnesota Catholics also kept the faith during a pandemic

| Susan Klemond | April 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

As the fall 1918 outbreak of the Spanish Flu in Minnesota killed almost 2,000 Twin Cities residents during what were also the final months of World War I, the archdiocese was also without a bishop.  

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Bishop Cozzens, others to offer to offer 40 Hours Devotion via Facebook Live

Bishop Cozzens, others to offer to offer 40 Hours Devotion via Facebook Live

| Mary Farrow | April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

When the plague struck the Italian city of Milan and the surrounding area in the 1570s, St. Charles Borromeo, then a cardinal, became well-known for his efforts to remind people of their faith in a time of sickness and death.

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Suspension of most public Masses in archdiocese through Easter

Suspension of most public Masses in archdiocese through Easter

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Public Masses with distribution of the Eucharist will be suspended in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis at least through Easter Sunday and the seven days that follow, Archbishop Bernard Hebda said in an April 1 memo to priests and deacons.

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Mass possible in parking lots in some situations, but Communion not permitted

Mass possible in parking lots in some situations, but Communion not permitted

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

The new guidelines came after the archdiocese received a few reports of public celebrations of Mass and public distribution of holy Communion the past two weekends.

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Special task force, fund to help archdiocesan parishes, schools

Special task force, fund to help archdiocesan parishes, schools

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

When Anne Cullen Miller began taking in the breadth of the financial impact the coronavirus pandemic would have on parishes and schools, she knew the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota would need to play a big role in helping them survive.

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Seminarians offer ‘Ave Maria’ for Pope Francis in video letter

Seminarians offer ‘Ave Maria’ for Pope Francis in video letter

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

On March 25, the feast of the Annunciation, seven seminarians gathered in a semicircle in the St. Paul Seminary chapel to sing the Ave Maria. Their intended audience: Pope Francis.

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Crisis accentuates what Leading With Faith Awards are all about; accepting nominations now

Crisis accentuates what Leading With Faith Awards are all about; accepting nominations now

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

More than ever right now, we can show our gratitude to these leaders, who keep their eyes on Christ and serve as an example for everyone. Please lift up these women and men by nominating them for a Leading With Faith Award.

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Allegation: Despite 30-day deadline, complaint against Archbishop Nienstedt stalled eight months later

Allegation: Despite 30-day deadline, complaint against Archbishop Nienstedt stalled eight months later

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Whatever the reason for the delay, it is unacceptable,” Johnson wrote in an unpublished commentary he shared with The Catholic Spirit. “The problem needs to be rectified in short order or risk undercutting the trust and transparency that the Protocols were intended to help restore, particularly among victim/survivors.”

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New Brighton pastor tours seven parks bearing the Eucharist

New Brighton pastor tours seven parks bearing the Eucharist

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Father Paul Shovelain of St. John the Baptist in New Brighton knew parishioners couldn’t come to the church for Eucharist because of restrictions to curb spread of the coronavirus. So, he brought the Eucharist to them.

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