Tag: Prayer

Pope adds prayers to end COVID-19 to recite at end of rosary

Pope adds prayers to end COVID-19 to recite at end of rosary

Here are the texts of two prayers, written by Pope Francis, for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. He is asking people to recite the rosary and pray these prayers afterward.

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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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Pope prays for media helping people endure isolation

Pope prays for media helping people endure isolation

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

With self-isolation becoming more widespread due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis thanked journalists and members of the media who inform people and help them cope with loneliness.

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Archbishop Hebda encourages special day of fasting, abstinence March 18

Archbishop Hebda encourages special day of fasting, abstinence March 18

| March 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

As impact of the coronavirus pandemic grows in Minnesota, Archbishop Bernard Hebda is encouraging the faithful in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to join him in recognizing a special day of fasting and abstinence March 18.

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Make prayer part of hand-washing protocol to fight virus, says diocese

Make prayer part of hand-washing protocol to fight virus, says diocese

| March 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

“How to hand-wash Catholic style” reads the headline on an informational graphic from the Diocese of Dallas.

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A real Lent

A real Lent

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | February 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Liturgically, Lent is a season. Spiritually, some call it a way of life. Whether an inner journey or an in-house parish pilgrimage, however we move through Lent — through prayer, fasting, almsgiving, works of mercy and penance — all are a means to bring us to the foot of the cross of Jesus Christ. This is a real Lent.

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Almsgiving: An overshadowed Lenten pillar has something to say

Almsgiving: An overshadowed Lenten pillar has something to say

| Carol Zimmermann | February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

When it comes to the three pillars of Lent, almsgiving is a little bit like the middle child, not always getting the attention that prayer and fasting do.

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Inviting neighbors to say rosary together leads to community of prayer

Inviting neighbors to say rosary together leads to community of prayer

| Moira Cullings | February 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

It was an invitation Erin Joerger never expected to receive from a neighbor: “We’re going to watch the Super Bowl and pray the rosary before. Come over.”

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President Trump issues new guidance on prayer in public schools

President Trump issues new guidance on prayer in public schools

| Carol Zimmermann | January 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump announced his administration’s new guidance on prayer in public schools during a Jan. 16 event in the Oval Office on National Religious Freedom Day.

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Take all moments of life to prayer

Take all moments of life to prayer

| Deacon Gordon Bird | November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Spiritual leaders, protectors and providers of the faith know that the persistence, vigor and vitality of a daily prayer life are essential to staying alive in Christ. Spiritual combat is active and relentless, and Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount and his many parables about prayer emphasize persistence, watchfulness, humility and the acceptance of the Father’s will in prayer (Mt 5-7). He is our model on how to live a life of prayer, and certainly his earthly parents set an example.

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Latino ministry ramps up effort to reach youth

Latino ministry ramps up effort to reach youth

| October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

An evening of prayer, worship and praise, Mass, speakers and fellowship will be held Nov. 1 — All Saints Day — for Hispanic and Latino high school youth across the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Remember your politicians in prayer, pope says

Remember your politicians in prayer, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | September 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pray for politicians, government officials and anyone in a position of authority, including priests and bishops, Pope Francis urged as he ended his summer schedule and resumed his celebration of morning Mass with a small congregation.

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