Tag: Coronavirus

Bishop Cozzens: Bishops offering wider opening of Masses is not civil disobedience

Bishop Cozzens: Bishops offering wider opening of Masses is not civil disobedience

| May 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

In his second livestreamed “Quarantine with Cozzens” conversation with young adults May 21, Bishop Andrew Cozzens of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis said Minnesota bishops offering parishes the opportunity to broaden Mass attendance during the coronavirus pandemic does not amount to civil disobedience.

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Archbishop: Meetings with Walz continue, hopeful the governor will change order

Archbishop: Meetings with Walz continue, hopeful the governor will change order

| May 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

“It’s purely a pastoral decision that we have the responsibility, a weighty responsibility as pastors, of feeding our flocks. And so we have to decide how best to do that. And as we look at the situation now, we think the best way to do that is by allowing people to choose to come back to the Eucharist.”

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Applause, criticism greets bishops’ plan for May 26 public Masses

Applause, criticism greets bishops’ plan for May 26 public Masses

| May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Some parishioners applauded the Minnesota bishops’ plan announced May 20 to not accept Gov. Tim Walz’s 10-person limit on public Masses and other religious gatherings, while others raised concerns about a risk to people’s health in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. “I’d say that the faithful are behind the bishops,” said Charlie Anderson, a […]

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Walz: Officials struggling to determine how public worship should proceed under pandemic restrictions

Walz: Officials struggling to determine how public worship should proceed under pandemic restrictions

| May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

“I think there is a very strong sense of urgency for us to figure this piece out around churches,” Walz said.

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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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‘Modest resurgence’ seen in the use of chant at Mass

‘Modest resurgence’ seen in the use of chant at Mass

| Mark Pattison | May 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

When Catholics return to their churches as coronavirus-induced lockdowns ease up, they’re not likely to be confronted with a bunch of unfamiliar words in Latin printed in some medieval-era typeface with notes in the shape of squares rather than ovals.

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Text alerts unite Catholics in prayer for COVID-19 patients who will receive anointing

Text alerts unite Catholics in prayer for COVID-19 patients who will receive anointing

| May 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Catholics across the archdiocese have been invited to support the team and “those who are suffering most intensely, usually in sterile isolation, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the archdiocese states on its website.

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High school seniors at Mendota Heights school help St. Paul food shelf

High school seniors at Mendota Heights school help St. Paul food shelf

| May 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, seniors at St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights couldn’t hold their usual two weeks of onsite volunteer work before graduating this year.

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One thing is assured

One thing is assured

| Kate Soucheray | May 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

There is no question that the time in which we are living is marked by uncertainty and fear.

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During pandemic, pregnancy centers in archdiocese continue to help mothers and families

During pandemic, pregnancy centers in archdiocese continue to help mothers and families

| Susan Klemond | May 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pregnancy resource centers have made changes in how they reach people because of COVID-19, but they continue to help an increasing number of women who are seriously considering abortion during the crisis.

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Archbishop Hebda, Bishop Cozzens bless senior care residents amid pandemic

Archbishop Hebda, Bishop Cozzens bless senior care residents amid pandemic

| May 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Sue Schinzel lost her mother, Margaret Strauss, on April 21 to COVID-19.

Strauss, 83, had Alzheimer’s disease and had lived for three years in the memory care unit at St. Therese of New Hope. When she moved to St. Therese, her husband, Thomas, 87, visited her several days a week, until coronavirus-related restrictions that began in March prevented him, Schinzel said. A staff member updated the family each day. 

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Minnesota Catholic farmers trust in God amid coronavirus slowdown, plant shutdowns

Minnesota Catholic farmers trust in God amid coronavirus slowdown, plant shutdowns

| May 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ray and Bridget Pieper’s family near Lonsdale took a loss when they shipped out 40 cows for slaughter that would have continued producing milk if schools and restaurants hadn’t closed and demand dropped in mid-March because of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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