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Pontifical universities to reopen in the fall, but have backup plans

Pontifical universities to reopen in the fall, but have backup plans

| Cindy Wooden | May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education has asked pontifical universities and faculties to plan to reopen in the fall and teach with students present.

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U.S. seminarians from Rome have parish placements during pandemic

U.S. seminarians from Rome have parish placements during pandemic

| Cindy Wooden | April 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

The U.S. seminarians who were studying at Rome’s Pontifical North American College have or are about to complete their 14-day quarantine at home and will be getting very unusual pastoral experience in U.S. parishes that are finding ways to minister to Catholics amid the restrictions imposed to slow the coronavirus pandemic.

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Home from Rome, UST student notes similarities in response

Home from Rome, UST student notes similarities in response

| March 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

When Isabel Brown, a graduate student in the University of St. Thomas’ Catholic Studies program, was flying home from Rome, a city under increasingly tight restrictions to help curb spread of the coronavirus, she had wistful hopes that things might be different back in the U.S.

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Vatican says public will not be admitted to papal Holy Week liturgies

Vatican says public will not be admitted to papal Holy Week liturgies

| Cindy Wooden | March 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Vatican office that distributes free tickets to papal events has posted a notice on its website that “the liturgical celebrations of Holy Week will take place without the physical presence of the faithful.”

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Vatican closes St. Peter’s Square, Basilica to tourists through April 3

Vatican closes St. Peter’s Square, Basilica to tourists through April 3

| Carol Glatz | March 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

In cooperation with Italian emergency measures, the Vatican has closed St. Peter’s Square and Basilica to tourists starting March 10 through April 3.

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Coronavirus concerns prompt UST to close Rome programs for the semester

Coronavirus concerns prompt UST to close Rome programs for the semester

| February 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Forty-seven students from the University of St. Thomas’ Catholic Studies and St. John Vianney semester studies in Rome will be coming home early because concerns about the coronavirus outbreak in Italy.

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Knights of Columbus celebrate 100 years in Rome

Knights of Columbus celebrate 100 years in Rome

| Carol Glatz | February 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Less than 40 years after its humble beginnings in New Haven, Connecticut, the Knights of Columbus was invited by Pope Benedict XV to establish a permanent presence in Rome.

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Rome has vocation of dialogue and inclusion, pope says

Rome has vocation of dialogue and inclusion, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

The loss of the papal states and the declaration of Rome as the capital of a united Italy 150 years ago was a “providential” event that changed the city and the church, Pope Francis said.

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Last day in Rome includes journey through time

Last day in Rome includes journey through time

| Maggee Becker and Kelsey (Becker) Weinandt | January 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

On our last day in Rome, our group of 25 young adults were reminded of the journey Christians have taken through history, dating back to the day Jesus died on the Cross.

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A pilgrim reflects: Finding beauty in the Church

A pilgrim reflects: Finding beauty in the Church

| Mitchell Kohler | January 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

We were blessed to attend the weekly general audience with Pope Francis while on our ad limina pilgrimage with the bishop of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, and at the end of the audience we were able to take a picture with him.

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Bishops must listen, learn, be healed by God, archbishop says

Bishops must listen, learn, be healed by God, archbishop says

| Carol Glatz | January 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Our church needs leaders today who are willing to listen and learn, who are willing to be healed and to serve, who are willing to proclaim boldly what God has done for us,” Archbishop Hebda said at Mass at St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome.

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Pilgrims persevere through early morning, missed train

Pilgrims persevere through early morning, missed train

| Sara Kohl | January 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Good morning! 

Actually, as I write this, it is evening here in Rome, but time has been a funny barrier for us pilgrims today, so I will stick with Minnesota time.

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