We are all aware of the devastating impact of Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas. Torrential rains have caused catastrophic flooding. Thousands of homes, businesses, and churches have been severely damaged or destroyed. Given the patterns of recent years, it is reasonable to expect much more unpredictable weather and an increasing number of natural distasters.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked that all dioceses take up a special collection for the humanitarian, long-term recovery, and Church needs arising from these storms. The Archbishop asks that this special collection be taken up in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati on the weekend of October 13-14. The collection will be mailed to the Archdiocesan Finance Office