May 30, 2013
For decades, news stories have chronicled Northern Ireland’s sectarian violence known as “The Troubles.” But Michelle Hennessy never understood the depth of distrust, hostility and segregation that exists between the country’s Catholic and Protestant neighborhoods until she met a boy named Peter.
May 22, 2013
Parishioners and volunteers at St. Frances Cabrini Church were still hustling and bustling five days after the tornado that tore through Granbury on May 15th as they operated one of the last round-the-clock emergency shelters and made preparations for providing long-term shelter. Those outreach efforts began immediately after the tornado had passed that night, when a group of church volunteers, including outreach coordinators Tom and Julie Lyssy, rushed to the church and asked Monsignor Juan Rivero if they could start setting up an emergency shelter. Msgr. Rivero, without skipping a beat, said yes.
May 16, 2013
“Overwhelmed.” That’s how relief volunteer Julie Lyssy described the families who sought shelter inside St. Frances Cabrini’s Family Life Center after an EF-4 tornado ravaged their neighborhoods May 15. The deadly funnel cloud descended on the eastern section of Granbury around 8 p.m. killing six and destroying more than 50 homes and trailers in the Rancho Brazos subdivision. Injuries and damage were also reported...