• Pandemic means weddings are smaller, more intimate

    Pandemic means weddings are smaller, more intimate

    • Aug 17, 2020

    As the COVID-19 pandemic settles into its fifth straight month, couples are adjusting to new health protocols when planning their weddings. In almost all circumstances this means downsizing the number of guests, and slashing any sort of reception afterwards— but some say the changes are not all bad. 

  • Italy grants bishops permission to ditch gloves for Communion

    Italy grants bishops permission to ditch gloves for Communion

    • Jun 30, 2020

    The committee in charge of drafting coronavirus restrictions for the Italian government has given the bishops permission to drop the use of gloves while distributing communion as well as the requirement for spouses to wear masks during weddings.

  • Couples find creative ways to scale back weddings during pandemic

    Couples find creative ways to scale back weddings during pandemic

    • Apr 14, 2020

    The Spinharneys originally chose April 18 for their wedding Mass at Holy Family Parish in suburban St. Louis Park. But, like some other couples in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, they changed plans because of restrictions on large gatherings imposed by both the state and Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda.