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Walz expands worship to 25% church capacity; bishops modify plan forward

Walz expands worship to 25% church capacity; bishops modify plan forward

| May 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

“We know that Governor Walz and his administration are trusting that when faith communities gather, they will do so consistent with public health guidance. Our commitment as Catholics to the common good makes it natural for us to pledge to be good citizens when we gather for worship,” Archbishop Hebda said in a letter to the faithful.

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Applause, criticism greets bishops’ plan for May 26 public Masses

Applause, criticism greets bishops’ plan for May 26 public Masses

| May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Some parishioners applauded the Minnesota bishops’ plan announced May 20 to not accept Gov. Tim Walz’s 10-person limit on public Masses and other religious gatherings, while others raised concerns about a risk to people’s health in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. “I’d say that the faithful are behind the bishops,” said Charlie Anderson, a […]

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What to expect when you return to Mass: a short guide

What to expect when you return to Mass: a short guide

| May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

When parishes resume public Masses, the faithful can expect several changes. The following is adapted from directives the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ Office of Worship sent May 8 to parishes and Catholic institutions in the archdiocese.

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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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Suspension of most public Masses in archdiocese through Easter

Suspension of most public Masses in archdiocese through Easter

| April 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Public Masses with distribution of the Eucharist will be suspended in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis at least through Easter Sunday and the seven days that follow, Archbishop Bernard Hebda said in an April 1 memo to priests and deacons.

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Public Mass ban in Italy leads to new focus on ‘spiritual Communion’

Public Mass ban in Italy leads to new focus on ‘spiritual Communion’

| Cindy Wooden | March 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Public Masses are banned throughout Italy, but literally thousands of Masses are celebrated each day and, in addition to watching them on television or computer screens, the faithful can receive “spiritual Communion.”

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Coronavirus leads to Mass suspension in Seattle, dispensation in Kentucky

Coronavirus leads to Mass suspension in Seattle, dispensation in Kentucky

| Rhina Guidos | March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of Seattle became the first in the country to announce March 11 the temporary suspension of all public Masses to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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Public Masses suspended in Italy as coronavirus continues to spread

Public Masses suspended in Italy as coronavirus continues to spread

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

The suspension of public Masses in Italy is a painful yet necessary measure to protect people’s health, the country’s bishops said.

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