- Jul 14, 2020
A broad swath of the Midwest experienced a deep freeze during the last days of January with historic low temperatures impacting daily routines.
The deep freeze that plunged much of the Upper Midwest into historic and dangerously low temperatures was a matter of life and death for many of the area’s homeless at risk of frostbite or hypothermia.
Pope Francis has prayed for victims of California’s wildfires and freezing weather on the U.S. East Coast.
Many were skeptical, but when Romans awoke Monday morning the forecast was right: the city was covered in a blanket of snow – a phenomenon so rare that schools were closed and public transport largely suspended throughout the day.
A founder of a Catholic school in Ventura is among the fatalities caused by mudslides in Southern California, which have left at least 17 people dead and many others missing or injured in Montecito.
Catholic Charities in Chicago is working to help save lives during the cold snap, with a transportation outreach program that brings the homeless to safe places in the sub-freezing temperatures.