The Field Hospital: Former Secret Service agent trains Maine churches; retired priests now outnumber active in Albany; grief lingers in Newtown; Vincentians meet in Philadelphia.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Eco Catholic: St. Louis-area parishioners responded to people impacted by record flooding that struck areas in the archdiocese.
Ten years later the memories still linger for Carol Spruell, as if they happened yesterday but perhaps were a lifetime ago.
She remembers the chaos, despair, uncertainty and the cries for help from so many and workweeks that had no end in the days and months following Hurricane Katrina. She also remembers the lines, droves of desperate people who had lost everything in Katrina's floodwater, who were seeking any modicum of relief, whether it was articles of clothing, a bus ticket to a relative's house outside of the area or assistance in finding a place to live.
NCR Today: LCWR annual meeting; the plight of Iraqi Christians; the legacy of proslavery's theology; priests use social media to connect with flock; Francis chooses World Day of Peace theme