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Thursday, Sep. 07, 2017 -- 12:00 AM
An elderly woman in a wheelchair is rescued by volunteers from the floodwaters of Tropical Storm Harvey August 28 in Houston. (CNS photo/Jonathan Bachman, Reuters)

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. This collection will be used to support humanitarian and recovery efforts of Catholic Charities USA and to provide pastoral and rebuilding support to impacted dioceses.

To donate directly online, go to Disaster Relief at the Office of Stewardship and Development of the Diocese of Madison (, click “Donate Online,” then click on “Hurricane Harvey Relief.”

Please give generously, and continue to pray for the people in Texas during the lengthy recovery from this disaster.