Bishop Burbidge joins President of U.S. Bishops Conference in Calling for Prayers After Deadly Hurricane Hits the Bahamas and Moves Closer to the Southeastern Coast

September 4, 2019


WASHINGTON—The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington and Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement regarding Hurricane Dorian that left seven people dead in the Bahamas and is moving closer to the southeastern United States.

Bishop Burbidge’s full statement follows:

As we see the images of devastation in the Bahamas, we offer our prayers for all those impacted by this historic storm. May our Lord protect and guide the lives of those affected, as well as the residents of the East Coast as they brace for the approaching storm. May God also protect first responders, emergency personnel and humanitarian relief workers as they assist those in peril.

Cardinal DiNardo’s full statement follows:

“As we continue to be vigilant for the effects of Hurricane Dorian as it approaches the U.S. coast, we are extremely mindful of the dire need faced by the community in the Bahamas so devastated by this catastrophic storm. We pray for all affected and invite Catholics and all people of goodwill to donate to Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Charities USA.”

The donations to CRS can be made at and to Catholic Charities USA at

Keywords: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian, Florida, Georgia, Catholic Relief Services, Catholic Charities USA donations

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