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Difficulties in the wake of Dennis, from the "Rosary Army" website (motto: "Make Them. Pray Them. Give Them Away.)

We knew that the hurricane had caused a great deal of damage, and currently, Catholic Relief Services and Caritas are both collecting funds for the clean-up in the Caribbean. Unfortunately, the dictator Fidel Castro has once again refused aid from the United States and Europe, spewing his usual diatribe of stupidity and abuses against humanity.

My uncle, Emilio Aranguren, is the bishop in the Archdiocese of Cienfuegos.

Yesterday, in an unprecedented and personally dangerous interview through Radio Paz (a division of Paxnet out of the Archdiocese of Miami – check it out sometime) made a personal appeal for aid on behalf of the suffering people in his diocese, people with whom he has a personal relationship, as the clergy in Cuba must act truly as shepherds at all times.

Go there to find out how to help.

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