Mary Marrocco: This is an opportunity to really listen

“The people of God are called over and over to listen, listen, listen. The greatest commandment doesn’t start with love, but with listening: ‘Shema Yisrael’ — Hear, O Israel! St. Benedict’s Rule, for those called into community, starts with the word ‘Listen.'”

Bishop Kettler: Catholics dispensed from Sunday Mass obligation, events canceled/postponed

My staff and I are monitoring daily the recommendations offered by the Minnesota Department of Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and I have appointed an ad hoc committee to meet weekly to stay abreast of developments. The physical and spiritual well-being of the people of the diocese is our primary concern.