Tag: COVID-19

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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Even in pandemic, copyright and fair use laws still apply, experts say

Even in pandemic, copyright and fair use laws still apply, experts say

| Gina Christian | May 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted parishes worldwide to livestream Masses, produce podcasts and upload worship videos. But even in a pandemic, copyright and fair use laws still apply, experts say.

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Economy in recession? Depression? A blip? All of the above — or none?

Economy in recession? Depression? A blip? All of the above — or none?

| Mark Pattison | May 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Since the coronavirus pandemic was declared in March, not everybody’s job has been relocated to their dining room table.

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After more than two months without public Mass, return ‘like a homecoming’

After more than two months without public Mass, return ‘like a homecoming’

| May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Transfiguration in Oakdale held Mass May 27, the first day of expanded attendance, because the parish was ready — both spiritually and practically. “We felt we were prepared,” said Father John Paul Erickson, the parish’s pastor. “We have been waiting for this day for quite some time.”

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Bioethics center: U.K. elderly death rate greatest failure of pandemic

Bioethics center: U.K. elderly death rate greatest failure of pandemic

| Simon Caldwell | May 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

The “extremely high death rate” in U.K. care homes for the elderly will go down as the greatest national failure of the coronavirus crisis, a Catholic bioethics institute said.

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Faith leaders: Protecting human life is priority in reopening churches

Faith leaders: Protecting human life is priority in reopening churches

The bishops of the state of Washington said suspension of the public celebration of Mass because of the coronavirus pandemic was undertaken “not out of fear, but out of our deepest respect for human life and health.”

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Pro-lifers say Planned Parenthood must return $80 million in PPP funds

Pro-lifers say Planned Parenthood must return $80 million in PPP funds

The head of National Right to Life and other pro-life leaders criticized Planned Parenthood affiliates for applying for and receiving funds under the Paycheck Protection Program, created by Congress to provide relief for small businesses with fewer than 500 employees.

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Pandemic has changed parish outreach methods ‘forever,’ says evangelist

Pandemic has changed parish outreach methods ‘forever,’ says evangelist

| Peter Finney Jr. | May 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

During two months of social isolation, the work of American business has migrated, ready or not, into the home.

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Catholic Charities’ Twin Cities homeless shelters report COVID-19 cases

Catholic Charities’ Twin Cities homeless shelters report COVID-19 cases

| May 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Several people in homeless shelters run by Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis have tested positive for COVID-19 and are being cared for in isolation centers set up for that purpose by Hennepin and Ramsey counties, the nonprofit agency said.

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Priest in Annandale tests positive for COVID-19; two others await test results

Priest in Annandale tests positive for COVID-19; two others await test results

| Susan Klemond | May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

A priest at St. Ignatius in Annandale recently tested positive for COVID-19 and two other priests at the parish are experiencing symptoms that may be related to the virus, said the pastor, Father John Meyer, who is also pastor of St. Timothy in Maple Lake.

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Panelists admit sacramental life is hard without the dimension of touch

Panelists admit sacramental life is hard without the dimension of touch

| Mark Pattison | May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

In a “touchless” environment spawned by the coronavirus pandemic, living out the church’s sacramental life is tough without the element of touch: the reception of the Eucharist, the baptism with water, the laying on of hands, the anointing with oil.

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Retired priest dies of COVID-19; longtime friend anointed him in final days

Retired priest dies of COVID-19; longtime friend anointed him in final days

| May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

On May 14, Father James Herrmann became the first priest in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to die of COVID-19. He was 82.

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