Natural Disasters

Thumbnail monsoon lightning credit matt frahm via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna 5 22 15jpg 1 A drastic threat looms for an already ravaged Nepal – the rain season

With 3-4 months of heavy rain at their doorstep, Nepal citizens who have been without shelter for nearly a month due to several massive earthquakes...

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Thumbnail 20161006t1226 5665 cns hurricane matthew response After Hurricane Matthew strikes Haiti, relief agencies are on the move

Port au Prince, Haiti, Oct 5, 2016 / 03:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Hurricane Matthew caused severe damage and several deaths in Haiti, and relief...

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Thumbnail torrential rains bring historic floods to southern louisiana credit joe raedle getty images cna Amid Louisiana floods, victims become helpers

Baton Rouge, La., Aug 16, 2016 / 11:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In southern Louisiana, the flooding is perhaps unprecedented. And the local Catholic...

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Thumbnail damage caused by hurricane harvey in tx credit amfphotography shutterstock cna Barred from disaster relief, damaged Texas churches sue government

Texas churches damaged by Hurricane Harvey filed a lawsuit against the Federal Emergency Management Agency, claiming they have been denied disaster...

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Thumbnail st benedict basilica Basilica of St. Benedict destroyed in earthquake

Amatrice, Italy, Oct 30, 2016 / 08:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A large earthquake struck the central Italian town of Norcia this morning, leveling the...

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Thumbnail colombia flag credit polit cnico grancolombiano departamento de comunicaciones via flickr cc by nc 20 cna 8 27 15 Bishop asks for aid after chaos of Colombia landslide

Mocoa, Colombia, Apr 4, 2017 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The bishop of the Colombian city scourged by landslides on Saturday has described a...

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Thumbnail hurricane harvey taken from noaa goes satellite on aug 25 at 10 am in texas credit nasa noaa goes project cna Cardinal DiNardo: Pray for everyone enduring Hurricane Harvey

The arrival of Hurricane Harvey in Texas is a time for prayer, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston has said. “Please join me and pray for...

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Thumbnail the city of napa california recovers from a 60 magnitude earthquake a day later on august 25 2014 credit cal oes via flickr cc by nc 20 cna 8 25 14 Catholic Charities helps with relief after Calif. quake

The Church in northern California is helping respond to a major earthquake, which shook Napa Valley early Sunday morning, the largest earthquake to...

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Thumbnail oklahoma city tornado 2013 credit daniel rodriguez global panorama via flickr cc by sa 20 cna 5 7 15 Catholic Charities ready to help tornado, flood victims in Midwest

After a series of damaging tornadoes and flooding in Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska, a Catholic Charities affiliate said it is ready to provide...

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Thumbnail residents walk down a street along chef menture ave after a tornado touched down in the eastern part of the city on february 7 2017 in new orleans louisiana credit sean gardner getty images cna Catholic groups step up after tornadoes strike New Orleans area

New Orleans, La., Feb 9, 2017 / 04:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- It’s a scene all too unfortunately familiar for many in the city of New Orleans - that...

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Thumbnail tornado damage at st john the evangelist emory tx credit ben fisher catholic east texas magazine diocese of tyler 3 cna Catholics call survival 'miraculous' after tornado hits church

Tyler, Texas, May 1, 2017 / 02:57 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday night, parishioners of St. John the Evangelist church in Emory, Texas received...

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Thumbnail suomi npp viirs satellite view of hurricane irma credit nasa public domain cna Catholics pray, prepare as Hurricane Irma looms

As Hurricane Irma moves through the Atlantic – one of the strongest storms ever recorded in that ocean – Catholic groups are offering prayers and...

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Thumbnail hurricane harvey taken from noaa goes satellite on aug 25 at 10 am in texas credit nasa noaa goes project cna Corpus Christi bishop: remember those who can't flee Hurricane Harvey

As Hurricane Harvey approached, the Bishop of Corpus Christi was preparing to ride out the storm. He urged the country to remember that many people...

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Thumbnail italy earthquake cna Earthquake in Italy prompts outpouring of support

Spoleto, Italy, Aug 24, 2016 / 04:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- While the number of victims of the earthquake that hit central Italy in the early hours...

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Thumbnail earthquake damage in ecuador credit acn Ecuadorians struck by earthquake plead: 'Don't forget us'

Portoviejo, Ecuador, Mar 15, 2017 / 12:50 pm (Aid to the Church in Need).- Almost one year has passed since a devastating earthquake struck Ecuador...

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Thumbnail hurricane katrina credit news muse via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna 8 27 15 Even Hurricane Katrina couldn't keep this nun out of New Orleans

For Sister Greta Jupiter, SSF, it was an odd sensation driving through New Orleans East in the months after Hurricane Katrina. Her neighborhood was...

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Thumbnail pope francis in st peters square for a jubilee of mercy audience june 18 2016 credit alexey gotovskiy cna Even in tragedy, God’s love remains, Pope tells earthquake victims

Vatican City, Apr 2, 2017 / 09:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Sunday Pope Francis encouraged people from earthquake-damaged communities to continue the...

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Thumbnail sister clare crockett of the servant sisters of the home of the mother taken from facebook via ewtn cna 4 19 16 God captured my heart – the story of a nun killed in Ecuador's quake

Sister Clare Crockett, an Irish religious sister, was among those who died in the massive Ecuador earthquake on Saturday. Her vocation is the story...

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