Families in the Philippines Need Continuing Support in Wake of Typhoon Rammasun

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, jokes with seminarians in Palo, Philippines, after attending a dinner hosted by Sacred Heart Seminary on Wednesday, February 5, 2014.CRS is providing disaster relief services in this area of the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, which struck in November 2013 and resulted in over 6,000 deaths."Yes, you will rebuild! Yes, it will involve sacrifice, but we can ensure you that through our prayers, we are with you," said Kurtz.

Last night, when I drifted off to sleep, I did so with prayers on my lips for the families of the Philippines, who were then awaiting the impact of Typhoon Rammasun. Before going to bed, I had requested the following interview with Elizabeth Tromans, a Regional Technical Advisor for Emergency Preparedness and ResponseĀ for Catholic Relief [Read More...]

Catholic Relief Services Launches Typhoon Haiyan Information Center


In an effort to keep everyone informed and updated on the latest news and information regarding Super Typhoon Haiyan, Catholic Relief Services has launched a landing page that centralizes information on the latest news from the Philippines. Included on the page are: Latest news on the crisis A simple format for making an online donation [Read More...]

Emergency Help Needed to Support Philippine Typhoon Victims


Friends, please join me today in not only praying for, but also actively supporting our brothers and sisters in the Philippines who are suffering in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Our friends at Catholic Relief Services are on the ground and rallying support and needed resources for those suffering from the monster storm: Catholic Relief [Read More...]