Tag: COVID-19

Open Window Theatre in-person presentations are back after COVID-19 break

Open Window Theatre in-person presentations are back after COVID-19 break

| Susan Klemond | October 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

After a break of about six months forced by the novel coronavirus pandemic, in-person theater is back at Open Window Theatre this fall with the play “Lolek”, a story of Pope St. John Paul II’s experience as a young man during the Nazi occupation of Poland.

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CSCOE program provides mental health resources to schools, parents

CSCOE program provides mental health resources to schools, parents

| October 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ashley Terpstra recently took part in a one-hour online seminar focused on helping parents deal with children’s anxiety, stress and perfectionism. Her children’s elementary school, St. Dominic School in Northfield, offered it to parents as the first in a series.

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Four recognized for pro-life dedication

Four recognized for pro-life dedication

| October 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Four people will be honored Jan. 22 with the 13th annual St. John Paul II Champions for Life Awards, which recognize individuals who strive to protect life at all stages. Awardees are Kate Fischer, a parishioner of Nativity of our Lord in St. Paul; Art and Mary Lou Junker, parishioners of St. Mary in Stillwater; and Ruby Kubista, a parishioner of St. Agnes in St. Paul.

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World Mission Sunday isn’t canceled because of COVID-19, officials say

World Mission Sunday isn’t canceled because of COVID-19, officials say

| October 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

The collection taken up in parishes around the globe on World Mission Sunday is “as unique as it is rare” because offerings are made by Catholics in the richest and poorest nations, a Vatican official said.

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Prayer, crying out to God is only source of salvation, pope says

Prayer, crying out to God is only source of salvation, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

The purpose of crying out to the Lord in prayer is not to get used to suffering, but to remember that God, and not humankind, is the only source of salvation and consolation, Pope Francis said.

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Bring loved ones’ urns to church for blessing, Manila Archdiocese says

Bring loved ones’ urns to church for blessing, Manila Archdiocese says

| October 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Manila Archdiocese said it would bless urns containing the ashes of coronavirus victims every Sunday after each Mass until Nov. 8.

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Bioethics questions emerge from experimental drug used in COVID-19 treatment

Bioethics questions emerge from experimental drug used in COVID-19 treatment

| Dennis Sadowski | October 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

The treatment that President Donald Trump has received to fight COVID-19 has turned the focus on an experimental drug that shows promise in combating the coronavirus but is raising ethical questions about the cell line that helped researchers develop the medicine.

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Brooklyn Diocese files federal lawsuit over violation of religious freedom

Brooklyn Diocese files federal lawsuit over violation of religious freedom

| October 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of Brooklyn filed a lawsuit in federal court Oct. 8 against the state of New York, charging that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new orders reducing church capacity violates the First Amendment’s guarantee of the free exercise of religion.

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Our balm for 2020: the communion of saints

Our balm for 2020: the communion of saints

| Christina Capecchi | October 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Paula Kraus wasn’t afraid to utter the wish burning in her heart, the one that seizes so many preparing to lose a loved one.

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Is mandating a COVID-19 vaccine ethical?

Is mandating a COVID-19 vaccine ethical?

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | October 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Virginia State Health Commissioner, Dr. Norman Oliver, told a local news station in August 2020 that he planned to mandate COVID-19 immunizations for Virginians once a vaccine becomes available to the public.

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Cordileone: City’s new indoor worship limit a ‘victory,’ but effort not over

Cordileone: City’s new indoor worship limit a ‘victory,’ but effort not over

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

As of Sept. 30, the city of San Francisco is allowing attendance for indoor worship to be 25% of the capacity of a house of worship, or up to 100 people, which follows the limit set by the state of California as part of its COVID-19 safety protocols.

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