The devastating wildfire that roared through the towns of Paradise and Magalia in November 2018 was unexpected and life changing. The Camp Fire is the most destructive and deadly wildfire in the history of California. Fighting for containment, the coalition of firefighters and law enforcement worked tirelessly until containment was accomplished. What followed the containment of the blaze were the smoldering ashes of the fire, covering Northern California in a darkness without blue sky or sunshine.
The November-December issue of Catholic Herald magazine has been published. The theme for this issue is end-of-life issues. The digital edition of the magazine is available here.
In the cover story of the November-December issue, Catholic Herald features Deacon Michael and Barbara Turner of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Roseville, who are grief ministry trainers for the Diocese of Sacramento. They say coping with the death of a loved one or a loss of any kind can be one of the most challenging experiences people face. In these difficult times, a parish ministry of consolation can be a source of comfort and support to those who have suffered a loss.
Features stories on Miriam Sammartino of Catholic Charities of Yolo-Solano; long-term disaster recovery after the Camp Fire; and Sister Jeanne Felion, SSS, shares memories of serving Stanford Settlement Neighborhood Center for 43 years.
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