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Archbishop: Meetings with Walz continue, hopeful the governor will change order

Archbishop: Meetings with Walz continue, hopeful the governor will change order

| May 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

“It’s purely a pastoral decision that we have the responsibility, a weighty responsibility as pastors, of feeding our flocks. And so we have to decide how best to do that. And as we look at the situation now, we think the best way to do that is by allowing people to choose to come back to the Eucharist.”

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Minnesota’s dioceses preparing to resume limited public Masses May 18

Minnesota’s dioceses preparing to resume limited public Masses May 18

| May 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Under the bishops’ plan, public Masses are expected to resume, under heavy restrictions, May 18 — exactly two months after public Masses were suspended in the archdiocese.

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Since students can’t come to them, chaplains connect with high schoolers at home

Since students can’t come to them, chaplains connect with high schoolers at home

| Debbie Musser | April 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Father Pavlak notes that his biggest challenge has been not seeing the students at school, with their energy, humor and personalities that are complemented by being around one another. “It’s been important for me to stay connected with them as their priest,” he said.

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Priest draws on his own health issue in ministry as Minneapolis hospital chaplain

Priest draws on his own health issue in ministry as Minneapolis hospital chaplain

| April 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ministering on the front lines has created opportunities for him to talk about the faith with people, as they begin thinking more about death because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He recalled a recent conversation with a nurse, who said she was afraid of dying and wondered where God was in the midst of this health crisis.

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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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