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Faith leaders: Protecting human life is priority in reopening churches

Faith leaders: Protecting human life is priority in reopening churches

The bishops of the state of Washington said suspension of the public celebration of Mass because of the coronavirus pandemic was undertaken “not out of fear, but out of our deepest respect for human life and health.”

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Trump says houses of worship ‘essential,’ directs governors to open them

Trump says houses of worship ‘essential,’ directs governors to open them

Saying America needs “more prayer, not less,” President Donald Trump May 22 declared houses of worship “essential” and directed the country’s governors “to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to open right now, this weekend.”

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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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Archbishop: Meetings with Walz continue, hopeful the governor will change order

Archbishop: Meetings with Walz continue, hopeful the governor will change order

| May 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

“It’s purely a pastoral decision that we have the responsibility, a weighty responsibility as pastors, of feeding our flocks. And so we have to decide how best to do that. And as we look at the situation now, we think the best way to do that is by allowing people to choose to come back to the Eucharist.”

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Catholic schools in archdiocese to close on or before Wednesday

Catholic schools in archdiocese to close on or before Wednesday

| March 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

The decision followed Gov. Tim Walz’s decision to close Minnesota’s public schools for eight days beginning March 18.

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