Archive for March, 2020

Catholic school leaders ask that private school families, nonprofits be eligible

Catholic school leaders ask that private school families, nonprofits be eligible

| March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Leaders from 10 Catholic schools in St. Paul, including St. Agnes, St. Peter Claver and Cretin-Durham Hall, asked Mayor Melvin Carter to include Catholic school families and nonprofits in a proposed St. Paul Bridge Fund set to go before the city’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority April 1.

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Bishops shocked that U.K. to allow abortion pills at home during pandemic

Bishops shocked that U.K. to allow abortion pills at home during pandemic

| Simon Caldwell | March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

The English bishops have expressed their shock at an emergency policy to allow “do-it-yourself abortions” during the coronavirus pandemic.

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A parishioner finds lessons on her way home in the midst of a pandemic

A parishioner finds lessons on her way home in the midst of a pandemic

| Rhina Guidos | March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Tens of thousands of U.S. citizens and residents were abroad as news of the rapid spread of COVID-19 dispersed almost as fast as the virus that causes it around the world.

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Student Knights bring peers together for virtual fish fry using Zoom

Student Knights bring peers together for virtual fish fry using Zoom

| Andy Telli | March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

The university students who belong to the Knights of Columbus council at University Catholic in Nashville decided that if their fellow students couldn’t come to their Lenten fish fry, they would bring the fish fry to them.

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Extraordinary times call for extraordinary helpers

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary helpers

| March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Individuals and families in parishes across the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are springing into action in new ways to respond to people’s needs in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Couples find creative ways to scale back weddings during COVID-19 pandemic

Couples find creative ways to scale back weddings during COVID-19 pandemic

| March 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

Because of her devotion to St. Joseph, Anne Spinharney wanted her wedding to be on his feast day, March 19. But when she and her now-husband, Jordan Spinharney, were planning their 2020 wedding, they noticed the feast fell on a Thursday.

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Without public Mass, ‘we can still be … a Church community’

Without public Mass, ‘we can still be … a Church community’

| March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Here’s the church and there’s the steeple.

Open the door and see all the people.

With the nursery rhyme, children interlock their fingers to form a church building, then “open a door” to show the people inside.

In similar fashion, Sara Fleetham, elementary faith formation coordinator at Guardian Angels in Oakdale, used Zoom video conferencing March 23 to show students an image of Guardian Angels church and asked them, “What is this?”

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Lawmakers help homeless shelters in COVID-19 emergency bill

Lawmakers help homeless shelters in COVID-19 emergency bill

| March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Homeless shelters and food banks are among groups helping the needy who will receive assistance in a $330 million COVID-19 emergency response bill passed by the Minnesota Legislature March 26 and signed into law by Gov. Tim Walz.

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Amid coronavirus sacrifices, some bishops allow Friday meat in Lent

Amid coronavirus sacrifices, some bishops allow Friday meat in Lent

| March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the U.S., this Lent started out with some people discussing if it was acceptable to eat plant-based burgers on Fridays in Lent.

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Bishop calls priest who died from COVID-19 ‘a great missionary among us’

Bishop calls priest who died from COVID-19 ‘a great missionary among us’

| March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn March 28 announced the death of Father Jorge Ortiz-Garay, 49, who died the evening before from COVID-19.

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Site crashes as half million-plus watch England’s rededication to Mary

Site crashes as half million-plus watch England’s rededication to Mary

| March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

English Catholics rededicated their country as Mary’s Dowry “in the eye of the storm” of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Via phone, priest helps dying man through act of contrition, prayer

Via phone, priest helps dying man through act of contrition, prayer

| Ed Langlois | March 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Because of hospital coronavirus restrictions, a suburban Portland priest March 22 was not allowed to meet with a Catholic patient dying of COVID-19.

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