Category Archives: weather disasters

When tragedy hits, ‘Be there with the people’

What’s a bishop to do? Even as the death toll from Hurricane Matthew in Haiti was climbing toward 800 in early October, the storm was hitting eastern Cuba as a Category 4 hurricane, with sustained winds of 130 miles per … Continue reading

Posted in Latin America, weather disasters

New England Catholics: ‘Exercise prudence’ going to Mass

The Boston Archdiocese issued a statement Feb. 8 — long before snowflakes in the predicted blizzard started falling — urging Catholics to “exercise prudence” in attending Sunday Mass this weekend. The statement advised Catholics to heed the travel advisories of their cities and … Continue reading

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Dioceses follow government’s lead, hunker down for Sandy

WASHINGTON (CNS) -– Dioceses along the East Coast followed the lead of federal, state and local governments in shutting operations Oct. 29, the day Hurricane Sandy was expected to make landfall, with New Jersey expected to be in the center … Continue reading

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