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U.S. bishops: Floyd’s death ‘the latest wake up call’ for ‘determined conversion’

U.S. bishops: Floyd’s death ‘the latest wake up call’ for ‘determined conversion’

| May 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

We are broken-hearted, sickened, and outraged to watch another video of an African American man being killed before our very eyes,” they wrote. “What’s more astounding is that this is happening within mere weeks of several other such occurrences.”

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Racism seen ‘at heart’ of man’s death at hands of Minneapolis police

Racism seen ‘at heart’ of man’s death at hands of Minneapolis police

| Julie Asher | May 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

The racism “at the heart” of the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis “penetrates every aspect of life in the United States” and seeds “the terror that threatens communities of color and disfigures all our humanity,” Pax Christi USA said May 28.

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‘As words fail’ after Floyd’s death, Catholic leaders share wisdom from MLK

‘As words fail’ after Floyd’s death, Catholic leaders share wisdom from MLK

| May 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

“People often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they cannot communicate; they cannot communicate because they are separated.”

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When a south Minneapolis family feared their safety, they sought refuge at parish rectory

When a south Minneapolis family feared their safety, they sought refuge at parish rectory

| May 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

“It’s not OK police did that,” Ponce-Sanchez said of Floyd’s death. “That wasn’t the right thing to do. He was begging for breathing. (Chauvin) should have listened. Policemen are meant to save lives.”

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St. Peter Claver prayer service 7 p.m.; Archbishop encourages 8 p.m. citywide prayer

St. Peter Claver prayer service 7 p.m.; Archbishop encourages 8 p.m. citywide prayer

| May 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a note to parishioners, Father Rutten said that the parish’s campus is OK, but the surrounding area “was hit pretty hard by vandals and looters.” “My clothes still smell of smoke,” he wrote.

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St. Peter Claver pastor: ‘White supremacy has cost someone their life’

St. Peter Claver pastor: ‘White supremacy has cost someone their life’

| May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Father Erich Rutten said he sees St. Peter Claver as having a special role and responsibility “to agitate” the Church and world “for racial justice and peace and healing in the reality that we truly are brothers and sisters.”

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Archbishop Hebda calls Floyd video ‘gut wrenching,’ calls for respect for human dignity

Archbishop Hebda calls Floyd video ‘gut wrenching,’ calls for respect for human dignity

| May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Let us pray for comfort for his grieving family and friends, peace for a hurting community and prudence while the process moves forward. We need a full investigation that results in rightful accountability and veritable justice,” Archbishop Hebda said.

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Minnesota Knights thrilled by news that founder Father McGivney will be beatified

Minnesota Knights thrilled by news that founder Father McGivney will be beatified

| May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Knights of Columbus got good news from the Vatican May 27 when it announced that Father Michael McGivney, founder of the international fraternal organization, will be beatified.

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After more than two months without public Mass, return ‘like a homecoming’

After more than two months without public Mass, return ‘like a homecoming’

| May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Transfiguration in Oakdale held Mass May 27, the first day of expanded attendance, because the parish was ready — both spiritually and practically. “We felt we were prepared,” said Father John Paul Erickson, the parish’s pastor. “We have been waiting for this day for quite some time.”

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St. Cloud Diocese, abuse survivors reach agreement on framework for resolving claims

St. Cloud Diocese, abuse survivors reach agreement on framework for resolving claims

| The Central Minnesota Catholic | May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of St. Cloud and survivors of clergy sexual abuse have reached agreement on a framework for a resolution of all clergy sexual abuse claims against the diocese and area parishes.

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Minnesota bishops: Death of black man in police custody a ‘tragedy’

Minnesota bishops: Death of black man in police custody a ‘tragedy’

| Matt Hadro | May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Minnesota Catholic Conference on Tuesday called the death of a black man while he was in police custody a “tragedy,” and welcomed an investigation.

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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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