- Feb 27, 2021
There’s been enough earthquakes in Puerto Rico over the past year and a half that the sensation has stuck with Archbishop Roberto González Nieves of San Juan. Sometimes, González said, he even thinks the earth is shaking when it’s not.
A $1.5 million grant awarded by the U.S. bishops’ Subcommittee on Catholic Home Missions will support Catholic Extension’s ongoing disaster recovery work in Puerto Rico three years after two devastating hurricanes.
With the help of Catholic Extension and two other organizations, four Catholic dioceses in Puerto Rico were selected to receive to $82 million in “hazard mitigation funding” from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Puerto Rico’s top prelate issued a challenge for the island territory to clean up its political system, warning that right now, corruption “haunts and drowns” its society.
The Supreme Court on Monday threw out a court order to seize assets belonging to the Archdiocese of San Juan, Puerto Rico, to pay pension benefits for Catholic school teachers.
Earthquakes have damaged a convent that is an important part of Catholic history in Puerto Rico.