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In Minneapolis’ urban Catholic schools, student support goes well beyond distance learning

In Minneapolis’ urban Catholic schools, student support goes well beyond distance learning

| Christina Capecchi | May 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Educating children can feel like a massive construction project, building on fundamentals in order to reach great heights.

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Bishop Conlon resignation accepted, Bishop Pates to remain in Joliet temporarily

Bishop Conlon resignation accepted, Bishop Pates to remain in Joliet temporarily

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of 71-year-old Bishop Daniel Conlon of Joliet, Illinois, just over four months after the bishop took a medical leave of absence.

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St. Paul-based Catholic Community Foundation issues first parish grants in relief fund

St. Paul-based Catholic Community Foundation issues first parish grants in relief fund

| May 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

More than $120,000 is being distributed to 11 parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis from a coronavirus-prompted relief fund set up by the Catholic Community Foundation.

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Minnesota’s dioceses preparing to resume limited public Masses May 18

Minnesota’s dioceses preparing to resume limited public Masses May 18

| May 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Under the bishops’ plan, public Masses are expected to resume, under heavy restrictions, May 18 — exactly two months after public Masses were suspended in the archdiocese.

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Bishop Cozzens assembles priest team for anointing COVID-19 patients

Bishop Cozzens assembles priest team for anointing COVID-19 patients

| April 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

With local hospitals tightening restrictions for entering the rooms of patients with COVID-19, Bishop Andrew Cozzens is addressing an important pastoral need — administering the sacrament of the anointing of the sick to those suffering from the illness who are in danger of dying.

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‘CYA: The Musical’ virtual choir offers ‘quarantine’ advice: You gotta let go

‘CYA: The Musical’ virtual choir offers ‘quarantine’ advice: You gotta let go

| April 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

It wasn’t until after Father Kowalczyk was done editing the video and mixing the sound that he really stepped back to hear the lyrics anew, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, he said.

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National, archdiocesan renewal of consecrations to Mary to be livestreamed

National, archdiocesan renewal of consecrations to Mary to be livestreamed

| April 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

The faithful can join in prayer as part of renewal of consecrations to Mary in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, both on the national level May 1 and in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis May 3.

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Doctors sue to stop surgical abortions in Minnesota during pandemic

Doctors sue to stop surgical abortions in Minnesota during pandemic

| April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

A coalition of doctors and Minnesota residents are suing the state’s abortion providers to stop them from performing surgical abortions during the coronavirus pandemic, arguing they are using masks, gloves and gowns needed to treat COVID-19 patients.

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Priests get creative in ministering to COVID-19 patients at Twin Cities hospitals

Priests get creative in ministering to COVID-19 patients at Twin Cities hospitals

| April 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

When Father Jerome Fehn first started doing hospital ministry in the 1980s, he could not have imagined needing a video camera to provide pastoral care to a patient.

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Stay-at-home focus gives families opportunities to reunite around God

Stay-at-home focus gives families opportunities to reunite around God

| Debbie Musser | April 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

“We don’t feel rushed anymore. We go on walks, and we just talk,” Tanya said. “I’m checking in to make sure the kids are OK, as they are social beings, which can make navigating this situation a challenge.”

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Since students can’t come to them, chaplains connect with high schoolers at home

Since students can’t come to them, chaplains connect with high schoolers at home

| Debbie Musser | April 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Father Pavlak notes that his biggest challenge has been not seeing the students at school, with their energy, humor and personalities that are complemented by being around one another. “It’s been important for me to stay connected with them as their priest,” he said.

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MN Catholic Conference: Protect vulnerable in midst of COVID-19

MN Catholic Conference: Protect vulnerable in midst of COVID-19

| April 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Minnesota Catholic Conference staff and other advocacy groups are urging Gov. Tim Walz to take steps to protect prison workers and inmates from the spread of COVID-19 and prevent debt collectors from garnishing people’s federal stimulus payments.

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