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As coronavirus challenges mount, Catholics respond  

As coronavirus challenges mount, Catholics respond  

| March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

“I have encountered a wide variety of pastoral situations in more than 31 years of priestly ministry,” said Father John Ubel, rector of the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul. “However, this is an experience of the Lenten journey that is unlike any I have felt.”  

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Archbishop Hebda celebrates Mass in empty cathedral

Archbishop Hebda celebrates Mass in empty cathedral

| March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

In an almost deafening silence, Archbishop Bernard Hebda walked into the sanctuary at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul March 21 for the start of 5:15 p.m. Mass.

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How we got here: COVID-19 changes lives of Catholics in the archdiocese

How we got here: COVID-19 changes lives of Catholics in the archdiocese

| March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Here’s an overview of how we got to this strange place, where we watch Mass on Facebook, go to confession in parking lots and adore the Eucharist from our car.

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20 years after his death, Charles Untz’s life continues to inspire

20 years after his death, Charles Untz’s life continues to inspire

| Christina Capecchi | March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Thirty-eight “favors” — or answered prayers — attributed to his intercession have been reported to Ellen and Steve, including people returning to the Church, priestly vocations, help with personal matters, healings and guidance.

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Preparation underway for fall pre-synod parish small groups

Preparation underway for fall pre-synod parish small groups

| March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

At a time when COVID-19 is forcing Minnesotans to live apart, preparation is underway in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to bring Catholics together this fall for hundreds of small groups to form in parishes, as the next step in the archdiocese’s pre-synod process.

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Google map helps Catholics plan Holy Thursday Seven Churches Visitation

Google map helps Catholics plan Holy Thursday Seven Churches Visitation

| Debbie Musser | March 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, marking the beginning of the Paschal Triduum, concludes with a procession of the Blessed Sacrament to the altar of repose.

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Make a spiritual communion when Mass isn’t available

Make a spiritual communion when Mass isn’t available

| Susan Klemond | March 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Although the threat of coronavirus is preventing many Catholics from attending Mass, they still can receive graces of the Eucharist by making a spiritual communion at home.  

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Archdiocese offers resources galore for families at home

Archdiocese offers resources galore for families at home

| March 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

“It makes a huge difference in kids’ faith when they hear about mom and dad’s faith and grow together in their faith with mom and dad.”

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New bishop named for Diocese of Kitui

New bishop named for Diocese of Kitui

| March 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

On March 17, the Diocese of Kitui, Kenya, which has a close relationship with the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, learned it will have a new bishop.

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Litany of coronavirus prayers airs daily on Relevant Radio

Litany of coronavirus prayers airs daily on Relevant Radio

| March 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

DeLaSalle High School senior JunFen Freihammer seems a perfect fit to record a prayer to lift hardships caused by the coronavirus.

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Archbishop Hebda suspends public Masses to help curb coronavirus spread

Archbishop Hebda suspends public Masses to help curb coronavirus spread

| March 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Faced with an ever-increasing need to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Archbishop Bernard Hebda March 18 suspended Sunday and other public celebrations of the Mass in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. 

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Catholic schools help families in the wake of closures

Catholic schools help families in the wake of closures

| March 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

A traffic jam of sorts started at noon March 18 in the parking lot of Risen Christ Catholic School in Minneapolis.

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