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Eco Catholic: St. Louis-area parishioners responded to people impacted by record flooding that struck areas in the archdiocese.
Fr. Dale Wulderlich surveyed the damage from a deliberately set fire 10 hours prior -- the seventh such arson at a St. Louis area church in two weeks.
A year ago, on Aug. 9, Michael Brown, an African-American teen, was fatally shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who is white.
Plywood covered the broken front windows of her restaurant, the back door served as the main entrance, and no diners appeared on this afternoon.
Yet Maria Flores counted her blessings.
"God was watching over us," Flores said, standing in the intact dining area at El Palenque restaurant about a block from the Ferguson Police Department.