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St. Vincent de Paul parish in Davenport, California, surrounded by an orange glow from an approaching fire. Photo provided by the Diocese of Monterey.

Wildfires wreaking ‘profound damage’ in multiple California dioceses

Aug 22, 2020

By Mary Farrow

As wildfires rage across California, scorching more than 700,000 acres of land in multiple dioceses and killing at least four... Read more

An air tanker drops fire retardant over power lines while helping to fight the Hillside Fire in San Bernardino, California, Oct. 31, 2019.

As fires sweep through California, Catholics offer prayers and support

Oct 31, 2019

In the face of ongoing fires throughout California, Catholic organizations have responded with prayers, shelter, and food.  Read more

Paradise Elementary School was damaged in the 2018 California fires.

As California fires continue to burn, Catholic Charities aids victims

Nov 13, 2018

By Jonah McKeown

As wildfires continue to burn throughout the state of California, local Catholic Charities agencies are working with agencies in neighboring... Read more