Bishops from the dioceses of Beaumont, Texas, and Lake Charles, Louisiana, found themselves assessing damages and checking in with others hours after destructive Hurricane Laura had passed.
Evacuation orders have affected more than 250,000 Californians, including many Catholics in the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the dioceses of San Jose, Sacramento and Monterey.
Lawyer Roy Den Hollander, who later committed suicide, has been identified as the shooter. Hollander has described himself as "anti-feminist." Mark Anderl, the judge's husband, remains in the hospital.
"We really believe that ceremonies of remembrance and times of prayer aren't enough. We also have to deal with the reality that led to those events on that day and were very clearly present in the mind and heart of the attacker."
The hurricane hit southern Texas -- a region already battered by the coronavirus -- particularly hard, causing widespread damage, though no casualties were reported, at least in the U.S.
A July 13 report from the United Nations said almost 690 million people went hungry in 2019, an increase of 10 million from the previous year—figures arrived at before the pandemic began.
The suit alleges that at age 11, the boy began to be sexually abused in 1978 by a priest at a New Jersey parish and the abuse continued at the hands of another cleric at the Catholic high school he attended, and then with McCarrick in 1982.
Daniel Anderl was fatally shot in the heart when a gunman entered the family home in North Brunswick Township, New Jersey, on July 19.
"The administration's efforts to effectively end asylum have been met with a massive outpouring of opposition from the public, particularly the interfaith community," said the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc.
In a moving ceremony at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral, Cardinal Timothy Dolan blessed the cremated remains of Mexican nationals who had worked in city hospitals at the height of the pandemic and subsequently died from the virus before they were flown back to Mexico for burial.