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PARKING LOT PRIEST: Good Shepherds vs. Hirelings

May 20, 2020

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Written by  RTV New from RTV… On Good Shepherd Sunday, Father speaks on the nature of true “good shepherds” and encourages people to stay strong in the fight to reopen the churches. Father also questions the hirelings who have refused to allow Baptisms, confessions, and Last Rites, even when the faithful seeking these sacraments are […]

Mass possible in parking lots in some situations, but Communion not permitted

May 20, 2020

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Maria Wiering | April 3, 2020 https://thecatholicspirit.com/news/local-news/mass-possible-in-parking-lots-in-some-situations-but-communion-not-permitted/ Masses celebrated outdoors with the faithful remaining in their cars might be a possibility as Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis continue to practice social distancing, but such Masses may not include the public distribution of Communion, according to directives issued by Archbishop Bernard Hebda […]

Why the ban on the parking-lot Mass?

May 20, 2020

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By Phil Lawler Apr 15, 2020 Milwaukee’s Archbishop Jerome Listecki, explaining why he has banned parking-lot Masses: Given that we are a Sacramental Church, a Eucharistic people, parking lot Masses should not be celebrated, mainly because the distribution of the Eucharist cannot be done in a consistent and safe dignified manner. Non sequitur. True, it […]

The Case For Drive-In Masses

May 20, 2020

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The Case For Drive-In Masses https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2020/04/the-case-for-drive-in-masses by Gregory Pine, O.P. 4 . 2 . 20 Most American Catholics no longer have access to public Masses, and may not have access for some time. The bishops’ suspension of public Masses reflects their concern about the spread of contagion. This is a legitimate concern. And yet the […]

Drive-thru Communion? Remote consecration? COVID-19 sparks Eucharistic experimentation

May 20, 2020

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and theological debate. By Egan Millard and David Paulsen Posted Apr 8, 2020 Episcopal News Service] As the COVID-19 lockdown drags on, many Episcopalians are experiencing the longest absence of the Eucharist they’ve had in years – perhaps even in their entire adult lives. While this has been viewed by some as an opportunity for […]

Masses in Italy are a go, but other sacraments still suffer restrictions

May 20, 2020

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ROME – While Catholics in Italy are enthusiastic about finally being able to attend Mass after a two months hiatus due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, there are several other areas of ecclesial life that are still on hold. https://cruxnow.com/church-in-europe/2020/05/masses-in-italy-are-a-go-but-other-sacraments-still-suffer-restrictions/ Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti of Perugia and president of the Italian Bishops’ Conference (CEI), said in […]

Why do We Pray?

May 20, 2020

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http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/ Descriptions of prayer are abundant throughout Christian history. “True prayer,” wrote St. Augustine, “is nothing but love.” Prayer should arise from the heart. “Prayer,” said St. John Vianney, “is the inner bath of love into which the soul plunges itself.””Everyone of us needs half an hour of prayer each day,” remarked St. Francis de […]

What did Jesus Say?

May 20, 2020

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Matthew 4:23-25 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE) 23 He went around all of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues,[a] proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and illness among the people. 24 [b]His fame spread to all of Syria, and they brought to him all who were sick with various diseases and racked with […]

Plans underway for outdoor Masses

May 20, 2020

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An open-air Mass in Zagreb, Croatia on 10 May. by Catherine Pepinster https://www.thetablet.co.uk/news/12950/plans-underway-for-outdoor-masses Open-air Masses are being considered as part of plans to help people to start attending worship again in the coming weeks. Last week Cardinal Vincent Nichols was among faith leaders who met government representatives as part of a faith task force to […]

From sacred to secular: What happens when a Catholic church shuts down?2019

May 12, 2020

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By Marie Fazio Chicago Tribune | Jun 28, 2019 | 5:00 AM https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-cb-catholic-churches-closure-how-20190628-k4t53a6nmnf5lltnn34doei5n4-story.html Parishioners and supporters gather at St. Adalbert Church in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood before the start of the 10 a.m. Mass on June 26, 2016.(Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune) With churches in every neighborhood, Catholicism has long been a historic aspect of Chicago […]