Tag: Coronavirus

Bishops shocked that U.K. to allow abortion pills at home during pandemic

Bishops shocked that U.K. to allow abortion pills at home during pandemic

| Simon Caldwell | March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

The English bishops have expressed their shock at an emergency policy to allow “do-it-yourself abortions” during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Extraordinary times call for extraordinary helpers

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary helpers

| March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Individuals and families in parishes across the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are springing into action in new ways to respond to people’s needs in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

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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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Without public Mass, ‘we can still be … a Church community’

Without public Mass, ‘we can still be … a Church community’

| March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Here’s the church and there’s the steeple.

Open the door and see all the people.

With the nursery rhyme, children interlock their fingers to form a church building, then “open a door” to show the people inside.

In similar fashion, Sara Fleetham, elementary faith formation coordinator at Guardian Angels in Oakdale, used Zoom video conferencing March 23 to show students an image of Guardian Angels church and asked them, “What is this?”

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Archbishop Coakley, CRS welcome $2.2 trillion in federal COVID-19 relief

Archbishop Coakley, CRS welcome $2.2 trillion in federal COVID-19 relief

| March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Citing provisions of the $2.2 trillion federal relief package that will aid poor and vulnerable people as well as workers, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City thanked Congress and President Donald Trump for putting the law in place.

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Pandemic fosters creativity as dioceses move through Lent into Holy Week

Pandemic fosters creativity as dioceses move through Lent into Holy Week

| Marnie McAllister | March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

As Catholics dutifully sit at home, doing their part to protect vulnerable people from COVID-19, the Holy Spirit has been busy inspiring creative ways to minister in the Archdiocese of Louisville and around the world.

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Dr. Fauci is dedicated to public service, formed at Jesuit high school

Dr. Fauci is dedicated to public service, formed at Jesuit high school

| Peter Feuerherd | March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has emerged for many as the voice of reason and integrity as the nation confronts the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Parishes across archdiocese streaming Masses, prayers

Parishes across archdiocese streaming Masses, prayers

| March 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many parishes are offering daily Mass in addition to weekend Masses, making it possible for Catholics to participate in Mass every day during Gov. Tim Walz’s stay-at-home order, which continues through April 10.

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Vatican confirms pope does not have COVID-19

Vatican confirms pope does not have COVID-19

| Cindy Wooden | March 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Neither Pope Francis nor any of his closest collaborators have the COVID-19 virus, said Matteo Bruni, director of the Vatican press office.

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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: Pope’s plenary indulgence means ‘happy death’ still possible, even without a priest

Archbishop: Pope’s plenary indulgence means ‘happy death’ still possible, even without a priest

| March 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has recognized that in “these difficult days” caused by the rapid spread of COVID-19, that people may die without the comfort of having a priest present, Archbishop Hebda said. And that’s why he’s granted a plenary indulgence for people who are quarantined from the novel coronavirus, “to give us the same kind of comfort at the moment of our death.”

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Precautions help protect seniors in care facilities

Precautions help protect seniors in care facilities

| Joe Ruff and Barb Umberger | March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

“This is something we can all do for one another,” Father Matthew Ehmke told the congregation at 10:30 a.m. Mass March 8 at the senior living complex St. Therese of New Hope.

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