- Aug 12, 2020
Undocumented immigrants often do not have insurance, don’t have financial resources to pay emergency room costs, and feel pressure to go to work no matter how they feel, to support their families. This puts them at additional risk when it comes to COVID-19.
When Father Stan Sledz inherited $200,000 in 1991, he wanted to use that money to help Catholics from minority communities. It was a natural desire after having served at a traditionally African American parish, St. Peter Claver in St. Paul, from 1982 to 1990.
One Catholic helped organize food deliveries for areas devastated by riots this summer in Minnesota.
While there is not enough information to declare it a trend, there are signs that some U.S. dioceses are weathering the financial upheaval wrought by the coronavirus pandemic.
Catholic hymn composer David Haas is not permitted to give presentations, workshops or concerts at events hosted by Catholic entities in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and his music will no longer be used at archdiocesan events, the archdiocese announced July 8.
Jim Mengel, 91, watched neighborhoods in the Twin Cities burn from his room at a senior care center after the May 25 death of George Floyd, an African American who died while pinned under the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer.