Tag: COVID-19

COVID-19 precautions mark end of high school senior year in Minnesota

COVID-19 precautions mark end of high school senior year in Minnesota

| May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Emily Wilder is disappointed she is missing out on longstanding traditions that make a senior year of high school so special.

She knows them well, having attended every graduation ceremony at Bethlehem Academy in Faribault since 2013. Three older siblings, including one brother, graduated from her school, and her younger sister is on track to do so in 2025.

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Poland marks centenary of St. John Paul’s birth

Poland marks centenary of St. John Paul’s birth

| Jonathan Luxmoore | May 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Poland’s Catholic bishops urged citizens to learn from St. John Paul II in coming to terms with COVID-19, as the 100th anniversary of his birth was celebrated with Masses and other events across his homeland.

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St. Peter’s Basilica reopens to the public

St. Peter’s Basilica reopens to the public

| Cindy Wooden | May 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Almost 10 weeks after St. Peter’s Basilica was closed to the public in cooperation with Italy’s COVID-19 lockdown measures, the faithful and tourists were allowed back in May 18.

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Small-scale public Masses to resume May 18, but MN bishops working to expand permitted attendance

Small-scale public Masses to resume May 18, but MN bishops working to expand permitted attendance

| May 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Walz has called for meetings with faith leaders May 18 and 19 for feedback on new public worship guidelines. Following those meetings, “The bishops of Minnesota will together decide on a path forward and hope to communicate that to you by the middle of next week,” Archbishop Hebda said.

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Brooklyn Center parish notifies parishioners of potential COVID-19 case; test returns negative

Brooklyn Center parish notifies parishioners of potential COVID-19 case; test returns negative

| May 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

St. Alphonsus in Brooklyn Center informed parishioners May 11 about a potential case of COVID-19 among its clergy, posting on its website and Facebook page that the parish office would be closed until further notice.

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Straight from anointing training to a COVID-19 bedside, North St. Paul priest says ‘Christ was there’

Straight from anointing training to a COVID-19 bedside, North St. Paul priest says ‘Christ was there’

| Jonathan Liedl | May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Trusty’s anointing was the first performed by a member of the newly established COVID Anointing Corps, a group of 12 local priests who completed training to ensure that they can administer the sacrament of anointing to people sick with the virus.

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St. Paul nurse relies on the Holy Spirit in caring for COVID-19 patients

St. Paul nurse relies on the Holy Spirit in caring for COVID-19 patients

| May 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Rebecca Maslow’s work day begins long before she walks through the doors of Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis to work as a nurse in the intensive care unit.

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One thing is assured

One thing is assured

| Kate Soucheray | May 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

There is no question that the time in which we are living is marked by uncertainty and fear.

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Cologne soccer club helps archdiocese in ticketing for church services

Cologne soccer club helps archdiocese in ticketing for church services

FC Cologne, the city’s first-division soccer club, is helping the local Catholic archdiocese with a ticket system for church services where seating capacity is limited due to the coronavirus social distancing restrictions.

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The Quarantine’s Three Lessons About the Church

The Quarantine’s Three Lessons About the Church

| Bishop Robert Barron | May 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

One silver lining for me during this weird coronavirus shutdown has been the opportunity to return to some writing projects that I had left on the back-burner. One of these is a book on the Nicene Creed, which I had commenced many months ago and on which I was making only very slow progress, given my various pastoral and administrative responsibilities.

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Maronite bishop says he learned a lot from his COVID-19 experience

Maronite bishop says he learned a lot from his COVID-19 experience

| Carol Zimmermann | May 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Bishop Gregory J. Mansour, who heads the Eparchy of St. Maron in Brooklyn, New York, is pretty sure he came down with symptoms of COVID-19 from helping a man who had fallen and was coughing on a Brooklyn street.

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Bishop Cozzens assembles priest team for anointing COVID-19 patients

Bishop Cozzens assembles priest team for anointing COVID-19 patients

| April 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

With local hospitals tightening restrictions for entering the rooms of patients with COVID-19, Bishop Andrew Cozzens is addressing an important pastoral need — administering the sacrament of the anointing of the sick to those suffering from the illness who are in danger of dying.

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