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Dreary Outside, Self-Isolating Inside

I’m writing this partly as a followup on Thursday’s “Self-Isolation in the Family” post. And partly because I got frustrated with what I’d been trying to write today. My son is still sick, and it’s a damply dismal Saturday afternoon. … Continue reading

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Self-Isolation in the Family

COVID-19, the pandemic coronavirus disease, has come to my house. Maybe. My son has been sick. Yesterday he had a telephone checkup. I don’t know what the official term is for a medical interview conducted via telephone. He’s been told … Continue reading

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Mass Suspended: COVID-19 and the Common Good

Catholic churches in the St. Cloud diocese aren’t shutting down. Pastoral care will continue. But today our bishop announced that public Masses won’t happen in the diocese until after April 13: “Bishop Kettler: Public Masses in diocese suspended through April … Continue reading

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COVID-19: Pandemic

COVID-19, a coronavirus disease, has been headline news since last December. By March 11, 2020, we had more than 122,000 known cases in 120 countries and territories. 6,100 of those were serious. The March 11 death toll was 4,300 — … Continue reading

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