Tag: Fire

Fire chaplain helped save religious artifacts from burning cathedral

Fire chaplain helped save religious artifacts from burning cathedral

| April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

A hero emerging from the Notre Dame Cathedral fire April 15 is Father Jean-Marc Fournier, chaplain of the Paris Fire Brigade, who is credited with saving a reliquary containing the crown of thorns and the Blessed Sacrament from the burning cathedral.

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Catholic leaders nationwide react to Notre Dame cathedral fire

Catholic leaders nationwide react to Notre Dame cathedral fire

| April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

As U.S. Catholic leaders grappled with the enormity of the April 15 fire that ruined the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the word “iconic” came to mind for many of them.

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Blaze erupts at Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral; cause unknown

Blaze erupts at Paris’ iconic Notre Dame Cathedral; cause unknown

| April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

A major blaze engulfed the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral April 15, sending pillars of flame and billowing smoke over the center of the French capital.

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Catholic Charities strove to meet challenges of natural disasters

Catholic Charities strove to meet challenges of natural disasters

| Mark Pattison | December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hurricane, fire, flood and even earthquake, Catholic Charities agencies did their best to help thousands of their fellow residents through some of the worst natural disasters they had ever encountered.

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Come hell or high water: Is your parish ready to handle a fire or flood?

Come hell or high water: Is your parish ready to handle a fire or flood?

| July 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Are your parish’s fire extinguishers full? Computers backed up off-site? Can its thermostat alert someone if it senses unusually high temperatures? Mark Larson hopes the answer is yes. As owner and president of Clean Response in St. Paul and a parishioner of Our Lady of Grace in Edina.

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St. Matthew parishioners  recall fire that destroyed  church 50 years ago

St. Matthew parishioners recall fire that destroyed church 50 years ago

| April 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Massive plumes of smoke. That’s what lifelong St. Matthew parishioner Karen Thompson recalls seeing, in disbelief, as the city bus she road home from work turned a corner by St. Matthew School in St. Paul. The church was on fire.

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Fire damages historic Catholic school building in Jordan

Fire damages historic Catholic school building in Jordan

| November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

St. John the Baptist Principal Courtney Bierlein said that the school is grateful that the building was unoccupied and not greatly damaged, but that the fire still caused staff and students to reflect on their ties to the site.

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Boy’s heroism spurs Wisconsin players’ trip to New York for his funeral

Boy’s heroism spurs Wisconsin players’ trip to New York for his funeral

| Benjamin Wideman | February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

For the first 20 minutes of their 12-and-a-half-hour bus ride from upstate New York back to Manitowoc, Wisc. head coach Phil Budervic and five members of the Silver Lake College of the Holy Family men’s basketball team sat silent.

It was a time for reflection, considering what they’d just been part of.

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