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Puerto Rico getting back on feet ‘step by step,’ but long...

WASHINGTON — Nearly a year ago, Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico as a category 4 storm, and afterward 11-year-old Marco Lebron’s first thought...

Puerto Rico still suffering; Extension campaign aims to help parishes

CHICAGO -- Six months after Hurricane Maria wreaked unprecedented devastation on Puerto Rico, the island is still suffering, and much of the relief and...

Puerto Ricans see link between poverty, hurricane deaths

Catholic News Service   LARES, Puerto Rico  -- Hurricane-related deaths in Puerto Rico have been attributed to drowning and illness, but many Puerto Ricans, including local...

Much of Puerto Rico still has no power, aid distribution facing...

By Catholic News Service CAGUAS, Puerto Rico — The only way a military veteran who works for the Diocese of Caguas could get a message...

A week after surviving hurricane, Puerto Ricans beg for help

More than a week after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, much of the island remained without communication and in desperate need of humanitarian aid. News...

Jesuit in Puerto Rico calls hurricane damage ‘apocalyptic’

Catholic News Service It took a couple of days for Jesuit Father Flavio Bravo to venture out and survey the devastation of Hurricane Maria, with...

Catholics in Puerto Rico deal with Hurricane Maria’s wrath

Catholic News Service Authorities say it may take months for electricity to fully return to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria pummeled the island and its...

Irma cuts deadly path in Caribbean as church officials prepare response

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Hurricane Irma cut a deadly path through the Caribbean, leveling entire islands as it moved toward Florida Sept. 7, while Haiti...

Puerto Rico archbishop likes bill that helps island’s financial stability

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Puerto Rico got the legislation it had sought for months when the U.S. Senate adopted a bill that would allow...

Archbishop calls on Puerto Ricans everywhere to help ‘refound’ their island

Catholic News Service SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Saying his Caribbean island is emptying, dying and disappearing, Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez Nieves of San Juan called...

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