US Bishops Announce National Collection to Aid Hurricane Victims

News from the USCCB:
U.S. Bishops Call For Solidarity And Conversion Ahead Of World Day Of Prayer For The Care Of Creation - WASHINGTON—In anticipation of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on September 1, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, and Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, New Mexico, chairman of the USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace, issued a statement echoing Pope Francis' call that all people, "Christians or not,…should be united in showing mercy to the earth as our common home."  .....Read More

News from the Pope:
The Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation: Joint message - (Vatican Radio) The Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation is being marked today September 1 and has special importance in this its third year. It is a Joint Message which was released on Friday morning from Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, who for the first time are writing together on Themes of the Day, inviting all the faithful and men of good will to prayer and to reflect on how to live in a simple and solid manner, responsibly using earthly goods.....Read More
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US Bishops Announce National Collection to Aid Hurricane Victims
- WASHINGTON — The vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has called for a special nationwide collection in upcoming weeks to aid victims and dioceses affected by Hurricane Harvey. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the families that have lost loved ones and to all who have lost homes and businesses along with their sense of peace and normalcy,” said Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles in an Aug. 28 letter announced Aug. 29......Read more