Tag: Wildfires

Prelates ask prayers for families, firefighters facing devastating blaze

Prelates ask prayers for families, firefighters facing devastating blaze

| December 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez on Dec. 5 called for prayers for the well-being of families, firefighters and rescue workers “facing devastating fires and high winds” in Ventura and Los Angeles counties in Southern California.

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Kansas family among first to aid fellow farmers affected by wildfires

Kansas family among first to aid fellow farmers affected by wildfires

| Joe Bollig | May 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Father Prakash Rao Kola was in Coldwater, Kansas, 30 miles east of Ashland, the afternoon of March 6 when he began to get frantic calls from parishioners.

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Some fleeing scene of wildfires describe it as escaping ‘gates of hell’

Some fleeing scene of wildfires describe it as escaping ‘gates of hell’

| Bill Brewer | December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

St. Mary’s Catholic Church was at ground zero in the wildfires that devastated parts of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Nov. 28, and while flames reached to within yards of the tourist city church, it appears to have been spared.

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Tennessee bishop asks for prayers, relief help for victims of wildfires

Tennessee bishop asks for prayers, relief help for victims of wildfires

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catholic parishioners in the Diocese of Knoxville are among those who have lost homes and businesses in the wildfires that ravaged tourist areas in the Great Smoky Mountains region Nov. 29, said Bishop Richard F. Stika of Knoxville.

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