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Vatican approves special ‘Mass in the Time of Pandemic’

Vatican approves special ‘Mass in the Time of Pandemic’

| Cindy Wooden | April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has approved a special “Mass in the Time of Pandemic” to plead for God’s mercy and gift of strength in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Pandemic adds increasing burdens on immigrants without legal status

Pandemic adds increasing burdens on immigrants without legal status

| Rhina Guidos | April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

From a darkened room, the immigrant spoke in mid-March via Skype to a reporter from the TV station Guatevision, which focuses on issues pertaining to Guatemalans in and outside of the country.

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Vermont high school students create virtual Spirit Week to promote unity

Vermont high school students create virtual Spirit Week to promote unity

| Cori Fugere Urban | April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

A Vermont Catholic high school student and two of her hometown friends are showing school spirit during mandatory school closings because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Crisis accentuates what Leading With Faith Awards are all about; accepting nominations now

Crisis accentuates what Leading With Faith Awards are all about; accepting nominations now

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

More than ever right now, we can show our gratitude to these leaders, who keep their eyes on Christ and serve as an example for everyone. Please lift up these women and men by nominating them for a Leading With Faith Award.

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Prelate advises cellphones can’t be used to administer sacraments

Prelate advises cellphones can’t be used to administer sacraments

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Administering the sacrament of reconciliation via cellphone is impermissible under church teaching, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship.

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Allegation: Despite 30-day deadline, complaint against Archbishop Nienstedt stalled eight months later

Allegation: Despite 30-day deadline, complaint against Archbishop Nienstedt stalled eight months later

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Whatever the reason for the delay, it is unacceptable,” Johnson wrote in an unpublished commentary he shared with The Catholic Spirit. “The problem needs to be rectified in short order or risk undercutting the trust and transparency that the Protocols were intended to help restore, particularly among victim/survivors.”

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New Brighton pastor tours seven parks bearing the Eucharist

New Brighton pastor tours seven parks bearing the Eucharist

| April 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Father Paul Shovelain of St. John the Baptist in New Brighton knew parishioners couldn’t come to the church for Eucharist because of restrictions to curb spread of the coronavirus. So, he brought the Eucharist to them.

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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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