• Catholic faith moves Houston’s ‘Mattress Mack’ to shelter Hurricane Harvey victims

    Catholic faith moves Houston’s ‘Mattress Mack’ to shelter Hurricane Harvey victims

    • Sep 6, 2017

    Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, motivated by his Catholic faith, dispatched trucks to rescue Harvey flooding victims and opened his stores as shelters to hundreds of evacuees and Texas Army National Guard troops. He said Houstonians are acting the way Pope John Paul II had inspired people to act. “They’re loving each other. That’s the way it ought to be all the time.”

  • Catholic Charities USA gives $2 million for hurricane relief

    Catholic Charities USA gives $2 million for hurricane relief

    • Sep 5, 2017

    More than 1,300 people were helped with basic necessities, referrals, emergency funds and gift cards to help them deal with the challenges caused by Hurricane Harvey. The biggest challenges Catholic Charties face include trying to find places to store donated supplies and relocating residents with no affordable housing available.

  • Water’s rise and fall: Harvey’s wrath still felt across Gulf Coast

    Water’s rise and fall: Harvey’s wrath still felt across Gulf Coast

    • Sep 2, 2017

    While bayous and rivers were rising and falling in Houston, Hurricane Harvey’s outer bands reached into East Texas, smothering Beaumont and Port Arthur with rain. Shortly offshore and downgraded to a tropical storm, Harvey made a second landfall Aug. 30 with more rain, drenching the already soaked region.