Dec 8, 2017 / 16:45 pm
The massive wildfires of California have drawn calls for prayer and assistance from the U.S. bishops, as Catholic Charities affiliates in the state work to aid victims.
"I am sure all the faithful join me in saying: we stand ready to help in the recovery," Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. bishops' conference, said Dec. 8.
Dan Grimm, Santa Barbara/Ventura regional director for Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, also called for prayers.
"We are praying for a quick end to this 'trial by fire' but so grateful for the generosity of so many coming to the aid of their brothers and sisters in Christ," he told CNA.