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Archbishop Hebda encourages and thanks care center residents for their support in pandemic

Archbishop Hebda encourages and thanks care center residents for their support in pandemic

| June 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Expressing gratitude for the prayers and support of seniors and others in care centers, encouraging them in their faith in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, and praying with them for an end to the pandemic and “peace in our families and in our cities,” Archbishop Bernard Hebda shared his time and prayers in a special video on Facebook.

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Archbishop Hebda: Floyd’s death demands preaching Gospel, examination of conscience

Archbishop Hebda: Floyd’s death demands preaching Gospel, examination of conscience

| June 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

At this moment, Catholics should begin with prayer as well as an examination of conscience, Archbishop Hebda said, looking to see “how our lives have been shaped by racist attitudes, if they’ve been shaped by racist attitudes, regardless of the color of our skin.”

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Archbishop Hebda calls on the Holy Spirit in civil unrest, pandemic

Archbishop Hebda calls on the Holy Spirit in civil unrest, pandemic

| June 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

Calling on faith in the Holy Spirit’s presence amid civil unrest and a global pandemic, Archbishop Bernard Hebda celebrated Pentecost May 31 at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul.

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Amid Twin Cities turmoil, new priests told they were ordained ‘for a time such as this’

Amid Twin Cities turmoil, new priests told they were ordained ‘for a time such as this’

| May 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

“He’s raised you up at this providential time,” Archbishop Hebda told the ordinands. “It’s a sure sign of his great love for you, but also for his flock. Feed his sheep. Tend his sheep. And always remember how much he loves them. May that love be the hermeneutic for your ministry.”

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Church reopening debate revolves around religious freedom, public safety

Church reopening debate revolves around religious freedom, public safety

| Dennis Sadowski | May 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Catholic churches in Minnesota reopened for the public celebration of Mass May 27, but not before the state’s bishops took a bold stance to assert that churches were as important as bars, restaurants and hair salons.

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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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Trump says houses of worship ‘essential,’ directs governors to open them

Trump says houses of worship ‘essential,’ directs governors to open them

Saying America needs “more prayer, not less,” President Donald Trump May 22 declared houses of worship “essential” and directed the country’s governors “to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to open right now, this weekend.”

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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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Archbishop grateful Catholics desire public Mass, but says restrictions consistent with faith

Archbishop grateful Catholics desire public Mass, but says restrictions consistent with faith

| April 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

“We are hoping and praying that the actions we have taken here will mitigate the pandemic and help us return to familiar public interactions, even if it may be some time before we return to ‘normal’ life in society.”

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Archbishop Hebda helps serve noon meal to the homeless at Catholic Charities in St. Paul

Archbishop Hebda helps serve noon meal to the homeless at Catholic Charities in St. Paul

| April 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

After celebrating Easter Sunday Mass at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, Archbishop Bernard Hebda made an important stop in St. Paul.

He helped serve a noon meal to the homeless at Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ Dorothy Day Place, which includes a shelter, social services and long-term, low-cost apartments for the needy. He and Tim Marx, president and CEO of Catholic Charities, who also helped cook the meal, worked with several others at the serving line April 12, with gloves and masks on to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

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Archbishop Hebda encourages Easter joy in midst of pandemic

Archbishop Hebda encourages Easter joy in midst of pandemic

| April 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Encouraging the faithful to be witnesses to the joy of the risen Christ even in the midst of hardship, Archbishop Hebda said Easter Sunday that the crisis of COVID-19 provides an opportunity to serve others, to “go the extra mile,” to demonstrate that “we have a share in Christ’s everlasting life because of his resurrection.”

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Bishops invite the faithful to drive by for Easter Sunday blessing at Cathedral of St. Paul

Bishops invite the faithful to drive by for Easter Sunday blessing at Cathedral of St. Paul

| April 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Hoping to see and bless the faithful in person on Easter Sunday, Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Bishop Andrew Cozzens said they will stand outside the Cathedral of St. Paul to do just that from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 12.

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