Tag: COVID-19

‘CYA: The Musical’ virtual choir offers ‘quarantine’ advice: You gotta let go

‘CYA: The Musical’ virtual choir offers ‘quarantine’ advice: You gotta let go

| April 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

It wasn’t until after Father Kowalczyk was done editing the video and mixing the sound that he really stepped back to hear the lyrics anew, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, he said.

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Pandemic highlights disparities in ethnic communities

Pandemic highlights disparities in ethnic communities

| Rhina Guidos | April 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Tanya Granillo de Vasquez thought that if coronavirus were to enter her apartment in Uniondale, New York, it would be because of her husband Juan, who works in a local supermarket. But in April, it was she who tested positive for COVID-19, the disease the virus causes. While her husband’s test came up negative, she became one of almost 300,000 New Yorkers who had contracted the virus by April 28.

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MN Catholic Conference: Protect vulnerable in midst of COVID-19

MN Catholic Conference: Protect vulnerable in midst of COVID-19

| April 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Minnesota Catholic Conference staff and other advocacy groups are urging Gov. Tim Walz to take steps to protect prison workers and inmates from the spread of COVID-19 and prevent debt collectors from garnishing people’s federal stimulus payments.

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Archdiocese: Catholic schools should continue distance learning for rest of academic year

Archdiocese: Catholic schools should continue distance learning for rest of academic year

| April 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Bishop Andrew Cozzens, the archdiocese’s vicar for Catholic education, and Jason Slattery, archdiocesan director of Catholic Education, announced the recommendation in a letter to school leaders April 23, hours after Gov. Tim Walz announced Minnesota’s public and charter school buildings would remain closed for the rest of the school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 and the sacraments

COVID-19 and the sacraments

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | April 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit” (Jn 12:24).

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Minnesota writer offers the world a spiritual antidote for the coronavirus

Minnesota writer offers the world a spiritual antidote for the coronavirus

| April 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

‘When this is over’

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Two Antonian nuns die of COVID-19 in Quebec

Two Antonian nuns die of COVID-19 in Quebec

| Francois Gloutnay | April 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Two Antonian nuns from Chicoutimi, a borough of Saguenay, have died of COVID-19.

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Archbishop grateful Catholics desire public Mass, but says restrictions consistent with faith

Archbishop grateful Catholics desire public Mass, but says restrictions consistent with faith

| April 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

“We are hoping and praying that the actions we have taken here will mitigate the pandemic and help us return to familiar public interactions, even if it may be some time before we return to ‘normal’ life in society.”

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FEMA issues guidelines to ensure ‘equal protection’ for all COVID patients

FEMA issues guidelines to ensure ‘equal protection’ for all COVID patients

| April 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

National Right to Life April 16 praised the Federal Emergency Management Agency for issuing guidelines to ensure equal protection for all patients with COVID-19 to prevent rationing of health care.

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Archdiocese forming team of priests trained to anoint Catholics dying of COVID-19

Archdiocese forming team of priests trained to anoint Catholics dying of COVID-19

| April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Basically, we want to be prepared for the worst, even though we’re hoping for the best,” Bishop Cozzens said. “The Church always has special care for the dying, and we especially want to give them peace of conscience, and the sacraments can do that.”

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Longing for Communion can be exercise in spiritual growth, Jesuit says

Longing for Communion can be exercise in spiritual growth, Jesuit says

| Carol Glatz | April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Being unable to receive the Eucharist is a form of sacrifice, but it can also be a time for spiritual growth, said Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi.

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Pope pens editorial on joy in the time of coronavirus

Pope pens editorial on joy in the time of coronavirus

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Like the women at the tomb whose sorrow turned to joy after the Resurrection, Christians also are called to be joyful witnesses to Christ’s victory over death amid the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said.

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