Just in case you have not been paying attention; the oil disaster now about to touch the 4th month and is well over 70 days and going. Recent weather events from Hurricane Alex have made clean up and recovery almost non-existent. Oil is washing up now fairly regularly in 4 states although Mississippi seems to be the least impacted. It just keeps going on.
Last week we all read with great sadness of the suicide of a Gulf boat captain. I pray this will be the last incident like this. I also watch as this thing gets closer and closer to full scale political armaggedon.
I also watch the countless number of volunteers and others who are providing food, financial assistance, prayer and presence to the people most directly impacted. A stronger ministry of presence is now underway by the Archdiocese of New Orleans and more counselors, prayer partners, etc. are preparing to do what they can. This is in addition to the ongoing charity and support through Catholic Charities, Second Harvest Food Bank and so many others.
So tonight, on the eve of the 4th month in which oil gushes forth; please pray for the people of the Gulf Coast and for a speedy remedy to this historical environmental and financial disaster.
May God have mercy on all of us and Our Lady of Prompt Succor pray for us!
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