Tag: COVID-19

After Catholic school leaders protest, St. Paul adds private school families to COVID-19 effort

After Catholic school leaders protest, St. Paul adds private school families to COVID-19 effort

| April 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Following protests from Catholic school leaders and others, the city of St. Paul is now including families with students in non-public schools among those eligible for a COVID-19-related relief effort: a one-time, $1,000 payment for emergency housing assistance.

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Photographing Palm Sunday where the pope usually celebrates funerals

Photographing Palm Sunday where the pope usually celebrates funerals

| Paul Haring | April 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis celebrated a somber Palm Sunday Mass in a location he goes to most frequently for the funerals of deceased cardinals.

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Catholic schools, Little Sisters among Supreme Court’s postponed cases

Catholic schools, Little Sisters among Supreme Court’s postponed cases

| Carol Zimmermann | April 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court, much like the rest of the country, is putting some of its work on hold amid the restrictions of the COVID-19 health crisis.

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Turin Archdiocese to livestream display Shroud of Turin on Holy Saturday

Turin Archdiocese to livestream display Shroud of Turin on Holy Saturday

| April 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

With people forced to stay home, even during Holy Week, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the archbishop of Turin has announced a special online exposition of the Shroud of Turin, which many believe is the burial cloth of Jesus.

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Virtual Holy Week retreat begins Palm Sunday

Virtual Holy Week retreat begins Palm Sunday

| April 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

The retreat will include daily morning prayer and lectio divina at 9 am., and a “spiritual conference,” or talk, at 7 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday. On Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday, the Triduum liturgies will be celebrated at 7 p.m.

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Theater overcomes obstacles to re-open, only to close again because of COVID-19

Theater overcomes obstacles to re-open, only to close again because of COVID-19

| Susan Klemond | April 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Open Window Theatre’s temporary closure in March because of COVID-19 — just months after it re-opened in a new location — is one more opportunity to trust God, one of its co-founders said.

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Catholics take part in the ‘war effort’ by making and donating masks, face shields

Catholics take part in the ‘war effort’ by making and donating masks, face shields

| April 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

“The need is tremendous,” said Westlake about his face shields. “I get an email an hour from somebody who says, ‘Can you make some for us?’ or, ‘How soon can you get us a lot?’ People are asking for 100 or 200 at a time.”

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On Palm Sunday, bishops to livestream Masses, some parishes make palms available for pick-up

On Palm Sunday, bishops to livestream Masses, some parishes make palms available for pick-up

| April 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Catholics are encouraged to check their parish’s websites and social media for information about receiving palms. Offering palms is optional, and some parishes may not provide them during the stay-at-home order.

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A century ago, Minnesota Catholics also kept the faith during a pandemic

A century ago, Minnesota Catholics also kept the faith during a pandemic

| Susan Klemond | April 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

As the fall 1918 outbreak of the Spanish Flu in Minnesota killed almost 2,000 Twin Cities residents during what were also the final months of World War I, the archdiocese was also without a bishop.  

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Googling ‘prayer’ has skyrocketed with coronavirus spread, expert says

Googling ‘prayer’ has skyrocketed with coronavirus spread, expert says

| Carol Glatz | April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Google searches for “prayer” have surged worldwide in step with the surge of emerging cases of COVID-19, according to a European researcher.

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Bishop Cozzens, others to offer to offer 40 Hours Devotion via Facebook Live

Bishop Cozzens, others to offer to offer 40 Hours Devotion via Facebook Live

| Mary Farrow | April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

When the plague struck the Italian city of Milan and the surrounding area in the 1570s, St. Charles Borromeo, then a cardinal, became well-known for his efforts to remind people of their faith in a time of sickness and death.

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Mass possible in parking lots in some situations, but Communion not permitted

Mass possible in parking lots in some situations, but Communion not permitted

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

The new guidelines came after the archdiocese received a few reports of public celebrations of Mass and public distribution of holy Communion the past two weekends.

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