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Category: COVID-19 pandemic

Looking to the future of the COVID-19 Anointing Corps

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a wealth of new protocols and programs, including the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ COVID-19 Anointing Corps ministry. Since its inception in April 2020 and as of early November, the specially trained corps of priests has provided the sacrament of the anointing of the sick for 1,636 people in hospitals, nursing homes and other settings.

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At onset of pandemic, University St. Thomas launched new health college

For the first time, University of St. Thomas students can earn a nursing degree, thanks to a new health college that quietly launched during the COVID-19 pandemic. The public health crisis added urgency and purpose to the nascent program, named the Morrison Family College of Health.

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100 people in 100 days: Catholic Charities’ leader is reaching out

The president and CEO of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis is reaching out in a 100-day effort, talking with 100 people the nonprofit organization serves, its staff, donors and volunteers as well as government, business and faith leaders, including Archbishop Bernard Hebda.

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Net Ministries’ Lifeline program returns with support from archdiocese

A popular event for high school students in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis returns Nov. 5. Suspended during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lifeline restarts at NET Ministries’ headquarters in West St. Paul with its format of Mass, contemporary praise and worship, a talk geared toward young people and their faith, and a time for eucharistic adoration to process topics discussed.

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Federal judge orders Title 42 measure must remain in place at border

The much-anticipated May 23 deadline on Title 42 came and went at the U.S.-Mexico border without any changes allowing migrants in, including asylum-seekers, after a federal judge blocked the government from lifting the health measure instituted during the pandemic.

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