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January 1, 1970 Archives

Coping and Helping

posted by awelborn

Here’s just some notes from all over, how Catholic institutions are dealing: There’s a Girls and Boys Town Louisiana – they headed to San Antonio Volunteers and supporters of Girls and Boys Town are donating beds, clean clothes, basic necessities […]

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Katrina hits Carmel

posted by awelborn

News and photos from a Carmelite monastery in Covington and some others Via Dom, who has their contact information for those who would like to help.

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Catholicism in SF, again

posted by awelborn

Remember that Amazon Listmania list that everyone hated? Well, here’s a better list by Speculative Catholic, which includes any SF that incorporates Catholic themes, and color-codes them to let us know whether it’s a positive or negative perspective.

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Rehnquist, RIP

posted by awelborn

Was 80. Rick Garnett of Mirror of Justice pays tribute.

If you’re in Houston

posted by awelborn

Bill Cork has all the relief-related news, including the Archdiocese’s participation, along with other faith-based groups, in accepting responsiblity for feeding those hurricane-displaced-persons for the month of September, and the news that the Archbishop will be celebrating Mass tomorrow at […]

Matching Knights!

posted by awelborn

Knights of Columbus will match donations. The inital plan: $1.25 milliion to assist those displaced and made indefinitely homeless by Hurricane Katrina. $250,000 in immediate aid to Catholic Charities in affected areas. $1 million to help rebuild Catholic schools. Supreme […]

DC Archdiocese steps in

posted by awelborn

Is seeking housing for Katrina survivors: Meeting the long-term housing needs of hurricane survivors on their way to the Washington, DC area is the immediate priority for Catholic Charities. The group is looking for vacant apartment units that can be […]

Do you live in southern Michigan?

posted by awelborn

I just got a call from a parishioner, the wife of an active US Army Reservist, who is coordinating the temporary relocation of five hundred families to Fort Custer in Battle Creek.  The call has gone out for bed linens:  […]

The impact…

posted by awelborn

David Morrison posts a letter from a resident of a small town east of Houston, recounting how they are helping Katrina displaced persons And this, from Rod Dreher: I was thinking this morning talking to my family down in Louisiana […]

Faith in Biloxi

posted by awelborn

How churches weathered the destruction: The Catholic Church, which ministers to about 70,000 in the Biloxi Diocese, was physically trounced, with at least 14 of 57 churches gone or devastated likely beyond rebuilding. Several churches constructed after Camille to be […]

In the wake of a hurricane

posted by awelborn

Steve Wood, the director of the Catholic ministry St. Joseph’s Covenant Keepers, went through Hurricane Charley in Port Charlotte, FL last year. Here’s his most recent e-letter about his experience, with words of wisdom for survivors of Katrina:

If you live in Austin…

posted by awelborn

You can help, via the St. Vincent De Paul Society: “Extend mercy toward others, so that there can be no one whom you meet without helping” St. Vincent de Paul  The following is a list of items most needed by […]

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