Tag: Wildfires

L.A. Archdiocese expands fund for Southern California wildfire victims

L.A. Archdiocese expands fund for Southern California wildfire victims

| October 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is expanding a fund established last year for victims of wildfires in California to victims of the current wildfires burning in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

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Sacramento Catholic schools welcome students displaced by fires for free

Sacramento Catholic schools welcome students displaced by fires for free

| Carol Zimmermann | November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Once the California wildfires were contained — after burning for more than two weeks and ravaging the town of Paradise and nearby neighborhoods — those displaced by the raging fires began the process of resuming their lives.

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Pope offers prayers for victims of wildfires; death toll climbs

Pope offers prayers for victims of wildfires; death toll climbs

| November 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cal Fire officials reported that the death toll had reached 77 in the Camp Fire north of Sacramento, one of the deadliest blazes in the state. The number of people who are missing has reached almost 1,000.

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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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