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CURRENT ISSUE:   May 19, 2008   •   VOL. 46, NO. 10   •   Oakland, CA

St. Alphonsus Liguori to close
Parish will merge at the end of June with
one or more parishes in the San Leandro area . .
placeholder Anne Rice talks of
regaining her faith

Well-known author says she “stopped talking to God. I stopped asking for his help.”

A woman cries as she holds up a placard with the names of her missing family members at a sports-stadium-turned-evacuation-center in Mianyang, in China’s Sichuan province, May 14. Chinese volunteers traveled to quake-hit areas in an outpouring of generosity toward those left homeless and grieving by the earthquake.
CNS photo/Reuters

CRS seeks relief funds

Catholic Relief Services is collecting funds to help Caritas Internationalis’ efforts to aid victims of the May 3 cyclone in Myanmar and the May 12 earthquake in China. Donations can be sent to: Catholic Relief Services, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21203-7090. Indicate either Myanmar relief or China relief on the memo line.

Contributions can also be made online at

See related stories on church response to these disasters:

Chinese Catholics donate funds, clothes for earthquake survivors

Volunteers respond to medical, emotional needs in Myanmar



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