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Importance of prayer in times of trouble Print E-mail
Editorial
Written by Mary C. Uhler   
Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

We have certainly been overwhelmed by all the disasters happening these days, from hurricanes to earthquakes to violence and discord in the world.

We may be tempted to throw in the towel, so to speak. We wonder if there is anything we can do in the face of all the turmoil.

Of course, we should respond with any kind of assistance possible. We can donate money to Catholic Charities USA and other outreach efforts. But is there anything else that we can do?

The power of prayer

I found an interesting commentary by the late Norman Vincent Peale, a minister in the Reformed Church in America, who was well known for espousing the power of positive thinking. The headline for his commentary is: “How to Pray in Times of Trouble: You can pray your way through any difficulty.”

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Address root causes of worsening extreme weather Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

Last week’s article in the Catholic Herald highlights efforts to help victims of Hurricane Harvey as well as Bishop Morlino’s collection for Catholic Charities USA. These efforts are commendable.

Now Hurricane Irma has struck Florida. While prayers and relief are needed there as well, we must also recognize that these storms are unprecedented: Harvey unleashed over 50 inches of rain, while Irma’s maximum sustained winds were longer and stronger than any storm ever recorded on Earth. Records aren’t simply meant to be broken; warmer water and air are fueling bigger storms.

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Support hurricane relief Print E-mail
Editorial
Thursday, Sep. 07, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. So I am letting this picture inspire us to pray and support relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

In the Diocese of Madison, Bishop Robert C. Morlino has asked parishes to take up a now mandatory collection. Proceeds will be sent via the diocese to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, which has announced an emergency collection to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey.

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