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A week after being hit by hurricane, Puerto Rico begs for help

WASHINGTON—More than a week after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, much of the island remained without communication and in desperate need of humanitarian aid. News programs have been broadcasting about long lines of travelers, who have little food or water, and are desperate to get off the island at the San Juan airport to no […]


Catholic Charities USA, Knights rush aid to U.S. territory

WASHINGTON—Catholic Charities USA has sent $1 million in emergency aid to Caritas Puerto Rico, the Catholic Charities agency on the island, and the Knights of Columbus is including Puerto Rico in its expanded emergency relief outreach to areas hit hard by recent natural disasters. When Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico Sept. 20, its […]


‘Share the journey,’ embrace migrants, refugees, pope says

VATICAN CITY—Christ calls believers to welcome migrants and refugees “with arms wide open, ready to give a sincere, affectionate, enveloping embrace,” Pope Francis said, launching the “Share the Journey” campaign of Catholic charities around the world. Christians’ embrace of people fleeing war or poverty should be “a bit like the colonnade of St. Peter’s Square, […]


Blessed Rother ‘an authentic light’ for church and world

OKLAHOMA CITY—If the martyrdom of Blessed Stanley Francis Rother “fills us with sadness,” it also “gives us the joy of admiring the kindness, generosity and courage of a great man of faith,” Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes, said Sept. 23 in Oklahoma City. The 13 years Blessed Rother spent as […]


Church leaders offer prayers, Mexicans pitch in after earthquake

MEXICO CITY—Mexican church leaders offered prayers and urged generosity after an earthquake struck the national capital and its environs, claiming more than 240 lives — including at least 20 children trapped in a collapsed school. The magnitude 7.1 earthquake Sept. 19 added to the misery of Mexicans who suffered a magnitude 8.1 earthquake 12 days […]


Catholic agencies prepare to help in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

WASHINGTON—Thousands sought shelter in Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria, called a “monster storm” by many, hit the Caribbean island just short of a Category 5 storm Sept. 20, with winds of 155 miles per hour. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello said the hurricane had the potential of being the “most catastrophic hurricane to hit Puerto […]


How to have hope: Pope Francis gives point-by-point guide

VATICAN CITY—Young people should love, believe and follow their dreams, never despairing because Jesus is always with them, Pope Francis said. When life hits hard, they should try to get up again, letting others help them, and if they are bored, they should concentrate on doing good things for others, the pope said Sept. 20 […]


Military archbishop seeks prayers and support

In September, we take time to remember the brave service members who are listed as Prisoners of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA). We invite you to remember these individuals and their families in your prayers, or offer the Divine Mercy Chaplet for all people listed as POW or MIA. As you know, every […]


Myanmar leader condemns human rights violations in speech on Rohingya

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar—Faced with a powerful military keen to have martial law declared in Rakhine state, which nearly half a million people fled in three weeks, Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, avoided any mention of ethnic cleansing of Muslim Rohingya while broadly condemning human rights violations in her first major address on the […]


Archbishop calls for peace after verdict, asks community to come together

ST. LOUIS—Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis called for peace following a not guilty verdict in the trial of former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley. Stockley, who is white, was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death in 2011 of Anthony Lamar Smith, an African-American. St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson issued […]


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