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DCR - Sept. 25, 2013

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INDEX Archbishop's Column ......................2 Catholic Charities column..............3 The Catholic Difference ..................4 Letters to the Editor .......................4 Nun of the Above quiz ....................4 World/Nation.....................................7 Bulletin Board ................................. 18 Service Directory ......................18-19 I Follow us on INSIDE ANNIVERSARY MASS 113 Years of Service to the Gospel Volume LXXXIX - No. 31 SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 Catholic Charities is there for flood victims BY JULIE FILBY Farm boy and girl wedded 62 years PAGE 10 BOOK Weigel book explains why a new Catholicism is emerging PAGE 16 GIVE YOUR MIND A WORKOUT! Heavy rain that dumped on northern Colorado Sept. 11-Sept. 15 created flooding and swollen rivers that filled homes, tossed buildings, and swallowed infrastructure over 20,000 square miles. The homes of more than 16,000 families have been damaged or destroyed, and recovery efforts are expected to take years. "Catholic Charities will be there to help in any we can," pledged Larry Smith, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver. "We are here as early responders and will continue to respond as long as it takes." Denver's Catholic Charities' headquarters—in conjunction with a national team from Catholic Charities USA—has established three disaster relief centers, open seven days a week for at least the next two weeks. They are located at St. Mary Parish in Greeley, St. John the Evangelist in Loveland and Our Lady of the Valley in Windsor. Eleven truckloads of food, water, cleaning supplies, blankets, hygiene products, medical supplies and gift cards arrived at the main receiving center at Our Lady of the Valley last weekend to stock the distribution centers. Kim Burgo, senior director for disaster response operations with Catholic Charities USA in Alexandria, Va., was invited by Smith to help with local efforts. Burgo, who has been involved in large-scale responses such as hurricanes PHOTO BY RJ SANGOSTI/THE DENVER POST ARACELI ROMERO is overwhelmed as she goes through her home Sept. 19 in Evans, looking for belongings to save after the flood. Residents are cleaning up after a massive flood hit the area. Catholics are helping in many initiatives. Katrina and Sandy, described said. "With Katrina and Sansome unique challenges of the dy a 'strip' was affected. ... APPLY FOR This flooding has hit towns Front Range flooding. FEDERAL "It's hard to compare," she throughout Colorado." ASSISTANCE George Sullivan, director told the Denver Catholic Register Sept. 20 from Charities' of individual and community or Denver headquarters at 4045 preparedness and resilience call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) Pecos St. "Every disaster, no for Red Cross in Colorado and matter how big or how small, Wyoming, agreed with the "The disaster itself is wideis a catastrophe to the people assessment. Picture the area impacted spread," he continued. "In it affects." Challenges resulted not only like "a tree with millions of some cases, access to affected from the heavy rain, but from branches," he suggested, rath- areas is hampered by flood waer than a square. The extensive ter and damaged roads." the scope as well. "Tens of thousands of fam- space, compounded with limilies have been impacted, ited access, makes responding See Flooding, Page 2 but not just in one area," she more difficult. EDUCATION NUN OF THE ABOVE ....... 4 CROSSWORD PUZZLE ....17 WORD SEARCH ..............17 YEAR OF FAITH: DIVINE REVELATION Students spread cheer with a 10 spot PAGE 11 By natural reason man can know God with certainty, on the basis of his works. But there is another order of knowledge, which man cannot possibly arrive at by his own powers: the order of divine revelation. Through an utterly free decision, God has revealed himself and given himself to man. This mystery and plan of loving goodness was gradually communicated through deeds and words in history. God has fully revealed himself by sending us his beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. There will be no new public revelation before Christ returns in glory. —Denver Catholic Biblical and Catechetical schools

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