I owe you an update on the response of the archdiocese to the turmoil of the hurricane.
The bad news is that the extent of the destruction from the storm seems wider and deeper each day.
We still have people without homes, whose lives are still in distress.
We still have people grieving the loss of family members and friends. Just yesterday, for instance, Our Lady, Help of Christians Parish on Staten Island gathered around Pat Dresch, a beloved parishioner, a longtime leader in religious education, for the funeral Mass and burial of her husband and daughter, victims to the sea.