Tag: Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey and the kayaking priest

Hurricane Harvey and the kayaking priest

| Christina Capecchi | October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hurricane Harvey stranded Father David Bergeron in his pick-up the night it ripped through Houston. The 38-year-old priest had been visiting his brother and had to pull over on an overpass 3 miles from his home in the flood-ravaged southeast side.

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Twin Cities men help Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas

Twin Cities men help Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas

| September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

A group of eight Christian men from around the Twin Cities traveled to Texas to assist with recovery from Hurricane Harvey Aug. 31-Sept. 4. 

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Catholic Charities USA gives $2 million for hurricane relief

Catholic Charities USA gives $2 million for hurricane relief

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholic Charities USA presented a $2 million check Sept. 4 representing donations received to date for immediate emergency assistance for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and its catastrophic flooding.

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Special collection coming for archdiocese parishes to assist Hurricane Harvey victims

Special collection coming for archdiocese parishes to assist Hurricane Harvey victims

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will take a special collection Sept. 9-10 to help Hurricane Harvey victims.

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Hurricane Harvey complicates Washington battle over a border wall

Hurricane Harvey complicates Washington battle over a border wall

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Donald Trump’s promise of building what he called a “big, beautiful” border wall was a central theme of his candidacy for president. He reassured his supporters that the U.S. would build it and Mexico would pay for it. But in August, as president, Trump continuously threatened to shut down the U.S. government this fall if Congress does not fork over more U.S. taxpayer money to pay for it.

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Pope offers prayers for victims of flooding in Texas, Louisiana

Pope offers prayers for victims of flooding in Texas, Louisiana

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Deeply moved by the tragic loss of life and the immense material devastation that this natural catastrophe has left in its wake, he prays for the victims and their families, and for all those engaged in the vital work of relief, recovery and rebuilding,” Cardinal Parolin said.

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Texas parishioners shocked by devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey

Texas parishioners shocked by devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey

| August 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

With floodwater as high as 20 feet from swelling bayous and waterways, thousands of homes in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston flooded as Tropical Storm Harvey continued to batter southeast Texas Aug. 28.

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Catholic groups are mobilizing to help in Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath

Catholic groups are mobilizing to help in Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath

| August 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholic dioceses and charities are quickly organizing to help in the aftermath of Category 4 Hurricane Harvey that made landfall with winds of 130 miles per hour late on Aug. 25 into the Rockport, Texas area, northeast of Corpus Christi.

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