Nearly a year ago, Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico as a category 4 storm, and afterward 11-year-old Marco Lebron’s first thought was about the monks who teach at his school, Benedictine-run San Antonio Abad School and Abbey in Humacao.
Last week I accompanied 14 volunteers from Catholics Care, the Diocese of Brooklyn’s disaster recovery team, to aid in the hurricane devastated area of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico.
Catholics Care volunteers, including members of the staff of DeSales Media Group, arrived in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, April 22.
More than 34,000 pounds of material goods collected from the Diocese of Brooklyn are in the hands of Caritas Puerto Rico.
The first shipment of material goods from the Diocese of Brooklyn for storm-ravaged Puerto Rico has been sent.
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,
My recent visit to Puerto Rico with Cardinal Timothy Dolan, to show solidarity, and offer assistance and support to Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez of San Juan and the other bishops of Puerto Rico brought home to me again memories of past visits to areas which experienced natural disasters.
On Monday, the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. announced that it would offer free tuition to students from Puerto Rico displaced by recent hurricanes. While several other institutions of higher education have already set up similar programs to aid the island, this is the first of its kind by a Catholic university.
LARES, Puerto Rico (CNS) – Hurricane-related deaths in Puerto Rico have been attributed to drowning and illness, but many Puerto Ricans, including local media professionals, see a link between such deaths and poverty.
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Father Terry Tull takes an annual vacation to Brooklyn to visit family and friends. This year his trip has taken on a different role.
In yet another example of the support New Yorkers have offered to the people of Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria devastated the island, Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio visited San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Monday, Oct. 30.