Posted on 04/1/2020 14:35 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
“Whatever the reason for the delay, it is unacceptable,” Johnson wrote in an unpublished commentary he shared with The Catholic Spirit. “The problem needs to be rectified in short order or risk undercutting the trust and transparency that the Protocols were intended to help restore, particularly among victim/survivors.”
Posted on 04/1/2020 14:24 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Father Paul Shovelain of St. John the Baptist in New Brighton knew parishioners couldn’t come to the church for Eucharist because of restrictions to curb spread of the coronavirus. So, he brought the Eucharist to them.
Posted on 03/31/2020 19:35 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Leaders from 10 Catholic schools in St. Paul, including St. Agnes, St. Peter Claver and Cretin-Durham Hall, asked Mayor Melvin Carter to include Catholic school families and nonprofits in a proposed St. Paul Bridge Fund set to go before the city’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority April 1.
Posted on 03/31/2020 18:12 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
The English bishops have expressed their shock at an emergency policy to allow "do-it-yourself abortions" during the coronavirus pandemic.
Posted on 03/31/2020 17:12 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Tens of thousands of U.S. citizens and residents were abroad as news of the rapid spread of COVID-19 dispersed almost as fast as the virus that causes it around the world.
Posted on 03/31/2020 16:48 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
The university students who belong to the Knights of Columbus council at University Catholic in Nashville decided that if their fellow students couldn't come to their Lenten fish fry, they would bring the fish fry to them.
Posted on 03/31/2020 14:33 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Individuals and families in parishes across the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are springing into action in new ways to respond to people’s needs in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Posted on 03/31/2020 12:16 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Because of her devotion to St. Joseph, Anne Spinharney wanted her wedding to be on his feast day, March 19. But when she and her now-husband, Jordan Spinharney, were planning their 2020 wedding, they noticed the feast fell on a Thursday.
Posted on 03/30/2020 22:04 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Here’s the church and there’s the steeple.
Open the door and see all the people.
With the nursery rhyme, children interlock their fingers to form a church building, then “open a door” to show the people inside.
In similar fashion, Sara Fleetham, elementary faith formation coordinator at Guardian Angels in Oakdale, used Zoom video conferencing March 23 to show students an image of Guardian Angels church and asked them, “What is this?”
Posted on 03/30/2020 20:55 PM (TheCatholicSpirit.com)
Homeless shelters and food banks are among groups helping the needy who will receive assistance in a $330 million COVID-19 emergency response bill passed by the Minnesota Legislature March 26 and signed into law by Gov. Tim Walz.