September 14, 2017

Prayer after a hurricane

By Fr. Michael Kwatera, OSB We give you praise, Lord of heaven and earth, for you are the strength of your people, in good times and bad. After the great flood, your servant Noah and his family offered you a pleasing sacrifice of thanksgiving. Now, after this time of destruction, we thank you for keeping … Continue reading “Prayer after a hurricane”

Understanding emotional responses to natural disasters

By Catherine Galda, Director of Behavioral Health Services at Catholic Charities – September 15, 2017 Natural disasters can be sudden and overwhelming. It’s common to experience powerful feelings before, during and after the storm and yet, there is no “one size fits all” reaction to natural disasters. Some people will experience no adverse response while … Continue reading “Understanding emotional responses to natural disasters”

How to support Hurricane Irma relief and recovery

Through Catholic Charities and other ministries, dioceses throughout Florida are preparing to provide basic humanitarian and pastoral support to thousands of Floridians affected by Hurricane Irma. Florida’s bishops are coordinating efforts with Catholic Charities of Florida, Catholic Charities USA and local civic authorities. This page will be updated as the situation develops. Currently, donations for Hurricane Irma relief and … Continue reading “How to support Hurricane Irma relief and recovery”

USCCB news

U.S. Bishops Conference Executive Committee Issues Statement In Wake Of Catastrophic Hurricanes; Encourage Faithful To Respond With Prayers And Support In the wake of two devastating hurricanes in just two weeks, the Executive Committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops released the following statement: “With lives and livelihoods still at risk in Texas, Florida, … Continue reading “USCCB news”