Tag: Priests

Priests are on front lines of COVID-19 as they minister to the sick, dying

Priests are on front lines of COVID-19 as they minister to the sick, dying

| Rick Snizek | June 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Arriving in the early evening at Fatima Hospital, Father Richard Narciso — his anxiety level already raised due to the circumstances — listened intently as Gloria, the nurse assigned to guide him, detailed the procedures he would need to follow to mitigate his risk of falling prey to COVID-19, the same illness afflicting the patient he had arrived to anoint.

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Catholics urged to remember priests as ‘spiritual fathers’ on Father’s Day

Catholics urged to remember priests as ‘spiritual fathers’ on Father’s Day

| June 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Stories of Catholic priests’ “creativity, sacrifice and compassionate service” during this time of the coronavirus have inspired an effort led by the Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha to recognize and celebrate “these spiritual fathers” on Father’s Day, which is June 21.

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Three priests, volunteer test positive for COVID-19 at Annandale parish

Three priests, volunteer test positive for COVID-19 at Annandale parish

| May 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Three priests at St. Ignatius in Annandale and a volunteer at a Mother’s Day flower distribution have tested positive for COVID-19. All liturgies there are temporarily suspended.

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Bishop Cozzens assembles priest team for anointing COVID-19 patients

Bishop Cozzens assembles priest team for anointing COVID-19 patients

| April 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

With local hospitals tightening restrictions for entering the rooms of patients with COVID-19, Bishop Andrew Cozzens is addressing an important pastoral need — administering the sacrament of the anointing of the sick to those suffering from the illness who are in danger of dying.

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Archdiocese forming team of priests trained to anoint Catholics dying of COVID-19

Archdiocese forming team of priests trained to anoint Catholics dying of COVID-19

| April 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Basically, we want to be prepared for the worst, even though we’re hoping for the best,” Bishop Cozzens said. “The Church always has special care for the dying, and we especially want to give them peace of conscience, and the sacraments can do that.”

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Couple seeks buyer for Bemidji-area retreat center

Couple seeks buyer for Bemidji-area retreat center

| Susan Klemond | March 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

As the couple who developed a Bemidji-area retreat center prepare to retire, they’re hoping someone will buy their St. Francis Lodge and continue to offer it to priests and religious brothers and sisters for prayer and relaxation.

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In letter, pope encourages priests dejected by abuse crisis

In letter, pope encourages priests dejected by abuse crisis

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis acknowledged the shame and frustration felt by priests who are discouraged by the actions of fellow clergy members who betrayed the trust of their flock through sexual abuse and abuse of conscience and power.

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Be merciful ministers of Christ, pope tells new priests

Be merciful ministers of Christ, pope tells new priests

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The priesthood is not a “cultural association or a union,” but a ministry of mercy anchored on Christ’s mission to bring hope to the downtrodden and comfort to those who suffer, Pope Francis told new priests.

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Brother priests mark 60 years

Brother priests mark 60 years

| March 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

For 60 years of priesthood, no amount of snow has stopped Fathers Leonard and Martin Siebenaler from celebrating Sunday Mass at their respective parishes.

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Catholic Rural Life grant to help country parishes in archdiocese

Catholic Rural Life grant to help country parishes in archdiocese

| February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

A five-year, $1 million grant for Catholic Rural Life will offer pastors at rural parishes an opportunity to strengthen evangelization and other outreach, while developing support networks in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and around the country.

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Children’s book invites readers to explore vocations

Children’s book invites readers to explore vocations

| Debbie Musser | February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author Kristen Soley, a member of St. Mary in Waverly, penned the book, which features rhymes and colorful photos of children portraying vocations such as farmers, astronauts, artists, scientists, priests and nuns.

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Priests at Christmas: Reflect on God’s love

Priests at Christmas: Reflect on God’s love

| December 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Spending time with Christ in front of a Nativity set and his presence in the Eucharist, reflecting on Scripture, exchanging gifts and gathering with family and friends.

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