• Pope asks new bishops from Florida, Texas about hurricanes’ aftermath

    Pope asks new bishops from Florida, Texas about hurricanes’ aftermath

    • Sep 14, 2017

    Bishop William A. Wack of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida, and Bishop Robert M. Coerver of Lubbock, Texas, went up to shake the hand of Pope Francis on Thursday, and as soon as he heard where they were from, the pope asked about Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma and the people in Texas and Florida.

  • Chainsaw-wielding nun just ‘wanted to help out’ after Hurricane Irma

    Chainsaw-wielding nun just ‘wanted to help out’ after Hurricane Irma

    • Sep 14, 2017

    Sister Margaret Ann, principal of Miami’s Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School, saw chainsaws sitting in a school closet, and, after Hurricane Irma left a path of destruction through the city, thought “they didn’t belong there. They needed to be used.”

  • Florida Church official says normal life at standstill after Irma

    Florida Church official says normal life at standstill after Irma

    • Sep 14, 2017

    Peter Routsis-Arroyo, the CEO of Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Venice in Florida, says the entire area is more or less come crawling to a halt in the wake of the destruction unleashed by Hurricane Irma. Standing water in many communities of Southwest Florida will need to recede before Knights of Columbus emergency deliveries and disaster response programming can get underway, said Routsis-Arroyo, himself a Knight.