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Texas parishioners shocked by devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON (CNS) — With floodwater as high as 20 feet from swelling bayous and waterways, thousands of homes in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston flooded as Tropical Storm Harvey continued to batter southeast Texas Aug. 28.

Catholic groups are mobilizing to help in Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic dioceses and charities are quickly organizing to help in the aftermath of a Category 4 hurricane that made landfall with heavy rains and winds of 130 miles per hour late Aug. 25 into the Rockport, Texas area, northeast of Corpus Christi.

After Harvey, faith fuels Houston fans; World Series is boost city needed

By James Ramos Catholic News Service HOUSTON (CNS) — Baseball bats and rosary beads were the only thing on Tonya Killian's mind as she walked toward...

Catholic Charities USA gives $2 million for hurricane relief

SAN ANTONIO (CNS) — Catholic Charities USA presented a $2 million check Sept. 4 representing donations received to date for immediate emergency assistance for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and its catastrophic flooding.

Prayers, aid offered amid floods as Texas parishes grapple with Harvey

Many parishes within the 10-county Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston were directly affected by flooding following Hurricane Harvey or offered temporary shelter through the American Red Cross.

Pope offers prayers for victims of flooding in Texas, Louisiana

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis offered his prayers for the people of Texas and Louisiana struggling to cope with the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey and he praised all those engaged in rescuing and caring for the thousands of people forced out of their homes.

Catholic organizations in Florida marshaling aid for Dorian victims

MIAMI (CNS) — In the wake of Hurricane Dorian’s brutal blasting of the Bahamas, Catholic organizations in Florida continued to raise funds to aid victims there.

Teen who died saving classmates in school shooting made a Knight

MINNEAPOLIS (CNS) — As residents of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, mourned the loss of 31 people in mass shootings Aug. 3 and Aug. 4, the Knights of Columbus honored a teen who died in May trying to save the lives of his classmates during a shooting at his suburban Denver high school.

Houston Catholic, civic leaders hail late president as hometown hero

HOUSTON (CNS) — Catholic and civic leaders in the Houston area recalled the late George H.W. Bush’s legacy as president, his history as a Houstonian and his faith as a Christian.

Students share love of Christ through service

In addition to quality education, Catholic schools throughout the diocese have a key component in common — a dedication to serving Christ and developing leaders who make a difference in their communities throughout their lives.