Tag: Archbishop Bernard Hebda

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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Archbishop Hebda, Bishop Cozzens bless senior care residents amid pandemic

Archbishop Hebda, Bishop Cozzens bless senior care residents amid pandemic

| May 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Sue Schinzel lost her mother, Margaret Strauss, on April 21 to COVID-19.

Strauss, 83, had Alzheimer’s disease and had lived for three years in the memory care unit at St. Therese of New Hope. When she moved to St. Therese, her husband, Thomas, 87, visited her several days a week, until coronavirus-related restrictions that began in March prevented him, Schinzel said. A staff member updated the family each day. 

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Archbishop Hebda, Bishop Cozzens extend Easter blessing; cars line up for blocks

Archbishop Hebda, Bishop Cozzens extend Easter blessing; cars line up for blocks

| April 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

It snowed, but it didn’t matter. It was windy, wet and cold, but people piled into their cars April 12 and waited bumper-to-bumper in a line that stretched eight or nine blocks from Interstate 94 to Selby Avenue in front of the Cathedral of St. Paul to accept an Easter Sunday blessing from Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Bishop Andrew Cozzens.

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‘The only way to Easter is through the cross,’ Archbishop Hebda says

‘The only way to Easter is through the cross,’ Archbishop Hebda says

| April 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a Holy Week Retreat streamed on the internet rather than offered in person to help curb the spread of a the sometimes-deadly new coronavirus, Archbishop Bernard Hebda April 5 encouraged listeners to take this time to imitate Christ in sacrifice and love for others.

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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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Couples find creative ways to scale back weddings during COVID-19 pandemic

Couples find creative ways to scale back weddings during COVID-19 pandemic

| March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Because of her devotion to St. Joseph, Anne Spinharney wanted her wedding to be on his feast day, March 19. But when she and her now-husband, Jordan Spinharney, were planning their 2020 wedding, they noticed the feast fell on a Thursday.

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Archbishop Hebda blesses city of St. Paul, prays for archdiocese at Cathedral of St. Paul

Archbishop Hebda blesses city of St. Paul, prays for archdiocese at Cathedral of St. Paul

| March 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda held the Eucharist high over the City of St. Paul March 27 on the steps of the Cathedral of St. Paul overlooking the State Capitol, praying for the sick and suffering, those who care for them, lawmakers and others as the coronavirus hits Minnesota hard.

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Archbishop Hebda celebrates Mass in empty cathedral

Archbishop Hebda celebrates Mass in empty cathedral

| March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

In an almost deafening silence, Archbishop Bernard Hebda walked into the sanctuary at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul March 21 for the start of 5:15 p.m. Mass.

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Litany of coronavirus prayers airs daily on Relevant Radio

Litany of coronavirus prayers airs daily on Relevant Radio

| March 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

DeLaSalle High School senior JunFen Freihammer seems a perfect fit to record a prayer to lift hardships caused by the coronavirus.

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Pro-life supporters oppose St. Paul abortion resolution

Pro-life supporters oppose St. Paul abortion resolution

| March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

The seven-member St. Paul City Council took a stand on abortion when it voted March 4 at its weekly meeting to designate March 10 Abortion Providers Appreciation Day.

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Archbishop shares MCC counsel with clergy: Prudent not to vote in presidential primary

Archbishop shares MCC counsel with clergy: Prudent not to vote in presidential primary

| February 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda recently shared with priests and deacons some advice from the Minnesota Catholic Conference: It might be best not to vote in the March 3 presidential primary.

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Affirmation key in victim-survivor’s healing

Affirmation key in victim-survivor’s healing

| January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Michael Callaghan’s healing from clergy sexual abuse took a big step forward after he saw the movie “Spotlight” in 2015.

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