Tag: COVID-19

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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Official living in same residence as pope is positive for COVID-19

Official living in same residence as pope is positive for 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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Plenary indulgence ‘looses’ earthly punishments

Plenary indulgence ‘looses’ earthly punishments

| Father Tom Margevicius | March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Just as the sacrament of reconciliation removes the eternal punishment of sin by sacramental absolution, so too an Indulgence removes the temporal punishment of sin.

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Archbishop: Join Pope Francis March 27 for extraordinary blessing

Archbishop: Join Pope Francis March 27 for extraordinary blessing

| March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Hebda is encouraging local Catholics to join others worldwide in praying with Pope Francis at noon on Friday, March 27, when the pope will extend an extraordinary “urbi et orbi” blessing.

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Catholic Charities: Homeless shelters ‘ground zero’ for battling spread of coronavirus

Catholic Charities: Homeless shelters ‘ground zero’ for battling spread of coronavirus

| March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Calling homeless shelters “ground zero” for helping Minnesota flatten the curve on coronavirus illnesses so hospitals are not overwhelmed by mounting numbers of people with COVID-19, Tim Marx of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis March 26 called on lawmakers to include shelters in emergency medical funding to battle the virus.

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Pope, Christian leaders around the globe join in prayer for pandemic’s end

Pope, Christian leaders around the globe join in prayer for pandemic’s end

| Cindy Wooden | March 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Joined by Orthodox, Anglican and Protestant church leaders and faithful from around the world, Pope Francis led the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer, imploring God’s mercy on humanity amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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As coronavirus challenges mount, Catholics respond  

As coronavirus challenges mount, Catholics respond  

| March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

“I have encountered a wide variety of pastoral situations in more than 31 years of priestly ministry,” said Father John Ubel, rector of the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul. “However, this is an experience of the Lenten journey that is unlike any I have felt.”  

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How we got here: COVID-19 changes lives of Catholics in the archdiocese

How we got here: COVID-19 changes lives of Catholics in the archdiocese

| March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Here’s an overview of how we got to this strange place, where we watch Mass on Facebook, go to confession in parking lots and adore the Eucharist from our car.

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Complaining, inertia are seeds of the devil, pope says

Complaining, inertia are seeds of the devil, pope says

| Carol Glatz | March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many Christians are caught in a trap of complaining about everything and doing nothing about it, Pope Francis said in his morning Mass.

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