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North Minneapolis parish raises banner for peace

North Minneapolis parish raises banner for peace

| October 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

The weather was cold and damp Oct. 22, but that didn’t deter a group of about 30 people who gathered on Emerson Avenue in north Minneapolis to take a stand for peace.

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Pandemic doesn’t stop Children’s Rosary Pilgrimage

Pandemic doesn’t stop Children’s Rosary Pilgrimage

| October 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic has curtailed church and school activities in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and across the country.
But, determined laypeople and clergy are finding meaningful ways to engage the faithful in these times. One example is the annual Children’s Rosary Pilgrimage that took place this year at Transfiguration in Oakdale Oct. 7.

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Catholic high schools brace for unpredictable year, learning from the spring

Catholic high schools brace for unpredictable year, learning from the spring

| Christina Capecchi | August 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The fear that Catholic schools would be hit hard by remote learning because the cost of tuition would be more difficult to justify has not panned out. The opposite, in fact, is proving true.

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Catholic schools prepare for in-person learning, with flexibility as needs arise

Catholic schools prepare for in-person learning, with flexibility as needs arise

| August 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Brandi Brandstrom of St. Timothy in Maple Lake knows what she wants for her children this fall, even during the novel coronavirus pandemic: in-person learning at St. Timothy’s School.

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Cardinal Burke in Vermillion speaks to value of Catholic schools

Cardinal Burke in Vermillion speaks to value of Catholic schools

| August 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Raymond Burke may live in Rome, population 4.2 million in its metro area, but his roots are in Midwestern small towns — and rural Catholic schools.

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Maryland governor overturns directive delaying school opening

Maryland governor overturns directive delaying school opening

| Richard Szczepanowski | August 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of Washington and its Catholic Schools Office hailed the Aug. 3 emergency order by Maryland’s governor to override a Montgomery County Health Department blanket directive that would have kept nonpublic schools from reopening for in-person instruction through at least Oct. 1.

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Catholic schools’ letter stresses preparedness, community effort

Catholic schools’ letter stresses preparedness, community effort

| July 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

A July 20 letter to Catholic school parents and families stresses preparations being made in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for returning to classrooms this fall, and the community effort it will take after last spring’s closings and shift to online learning due to the novel coronavirus.

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Online or in-class: Catholic schools meet the need

Online or in-class: Catholic schools meet the need

| Jean Houghton | July 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the eight days between March 15 and March 23, Catholic schools in this community — and across the country — bundled up their faith communities, their values-based instructional practices, and their rich, historic cultures and redeployed them in the homes of the children they serve.

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Say hello to reading, writing — and social distancing

Say hello to reading, writing — and social distancing

| July 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Students entering Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis at the end of this summer will find a new landscape. And new rules.

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U.S. bishops welcome court decision on Catholic schools

U.S. bishops welcome court decision on Catholic schools

| Carol Zimmermann | July 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Two U.S. bishops said they welcomed the Supreme Court’s 7-2 ruling July 8 which said California Catholic schools could not be sued for job discrimination in firing teachers. The bishops said the decision “rightly acknowledged” the limit on state authority.

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Court says tax credit program can’t exclude religious schools

Court says tax credit program can’t exclude religious schools

| Carol Zimmermann | June 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

In the opinion, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court ruled that if a state offers financial assistance to private schools, it has to allow religious schools to also take part.

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Loss of Catholic schools would be an ‘American tragedy,’ says archbishop

Loss of Catholic schools would be an ‘American tragedy,’ says archbishop

| June 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles said June 16 that his recent virtual message to 2020 graduates — posted on YouTube and shared on social media — is “a sign of these unusual times” amid the coronavirus.

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