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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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New emergency aid bill aims to cut most benefits to Catholic schools

New emergency aid bill aims to cut most benefits to Catholic schools

| Dennis Sadowski | May 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Catholic leaders expressed deep reservations about a new $3 trillion tax cut and spending bill in response to the economic fallout caused by the coronavirus pandemic that would restrict support for Catholic school students.

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Bishops urge ‘robust response’ on virus for nation’s indigenous peoples

Bishops urge ‘robust response’ on virus for nation’s indigenous peoples

Three U.S. bishops said in a joint statement May 13 they are “heartbroken” that Native Americans and other indigenous people in the United States “continue to greatly suffer from the COVID-19 epidemic” and at “disproportionately high rates” compared to other U.S. communities.

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Once he retires, NFL quarterback to coach at Catholic high school

Once he retires, NFL quarterback to coach at Catholic high school

| Rob Herbst | May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Philip Rivers said he fulfilled one childhood dream by playing quarterback in the NFL. He’ll soon fulfill another by coaching high school football.

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KSTP-TV to air story of Black Elk, Lakota man on sainthood path, May 24

KSTP-TV to air story of Black Elk, Lakota man on sainthood path, May 24

| John Mulderig | May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the late 1800s, Black Elk, an Oglala Lakota medicine man participating in the Ghost Dance movement, had a vision of a figure with pierced hands who identified himself as the Son of God. He called on all the people of the world to unite.

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Papal academy fosters ethics, multidisciplinary alliances in AI debate

Papal academy fosters ethics, multidisciplinary alliances in AI debate

| Carol Glatz | May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Given the huge impact technology and artificial intelligence will have on humanity and the environment, the Pontifical Academy for Life is seeking to foster more ethical and moral reflection.

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Straight from anointing training to a COVID-19 bedside, North St. Paul priest says ‘Christ was there’

Straight from anointing training to a COVID-19 bedside, North St. Paul priest says ‘Christ was there’

| Jonathan Liedl | May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Trusty’s anointing was the first performed by a member of the newly established COVID Anointing Corps, a group of 12 local priests who completed training to ensure that they can administer the sacrament of anointing to people sick with the virus.

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Churches in Europe reopening with restrictions to avoid contagion

Churches in Europe reopening with restrictions to avoid contagion

| Carol Glatz | May 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

With a number of countries in Europe slowly easing restrictions as part of a long-term strategy for containing the spread of the coronavirus, churches, too, are seeing changes in what is or will be allowed.

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St. Paul nurse relies on the Holy Spirit in caring for COVID-19 patients

St. Paul nurse relies on the Holy Spirit in caring for COVID-19 patients

| May 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Rebecca Maslow’s work day begins long before she walks through the doors of Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis to work as a nurse in the intensive care unit.

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Seminarians strengthen bonds in St. Paul Seminary ‘cloister’ during pandemic

Seminarians strengthen bonds in St. Paul Seminary ‘cloister’ during pandemic

| May 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

On March 20, as Minnesota residents prepared to follow Gov. Tim Walz’s stay-at-home order to curb the spread of COVID-19, men studying for the priesthood at The St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul embarked on an opportunity: instead of returning home, they began a “cloister” at the seminary.

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Artist brings life to sacred spaces, religious icons

Artist brings life to sacred spaces, religious icons

| May 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Happenstance changed the focus of Alec Smith’s career.

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How to continue the Easter celebration at home

How to continue the Easter celebration at home

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | May 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

May is usually a month crammed with celebrations on our calendars. We rush between graduations, first Communions, confirmations, showers for summer weddings or babies, Mother’s Day brunches and Memorial Day barbecues.

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