May 17, 2020

Sunday Soundbite for May 17, 2020

Today's Scripture selections continue the Easter instructions for the newly-baptized. The "First Letter of Peter" encourages those fearful of persecution to remember that Christ also suffered persecution.
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College graduations: No pomp, lots of circumstance this year

Graduation ceremonies, the hallowed traditions of colleges and universities around the country, are as upended -- but also marked with creativity -- as school lectures and seminars have been since mid-March.
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Australian bishops to entrust nation to Mary during pandemic

Catholic bishops in Australia will entrust the country to the care of Mary, Help of Christians, on her feast day, May 24. The bishops approved the plan during their early May plenary meeting, conducted using videoconference technology.
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Seminarians strengthen bonds during pandemic

On March 20, as Minnesota residents prepared to follow Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order to curb the spread of COVID-19, men studying for the priesthood at St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul embarked on an opportunity: Instead of returning home, ...
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Nurse relies on the Holy Spirit in caring for COVID-19 patients

Rebecca Maslow's work day begins long before she walks through the doors of Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis where she is a nurse in the intensive care unit.
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Pope Declares Five New Saints

Saints are people who recognized their need for God's help, who took risks to discover God's will and to help others and who nurtured a habit of thanksgiving, Pope Francis said.
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