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The whole world is experiencing extreme weather-related disasters. In this episode of The Rundown, Bridget Richardson focuses in on Oregon's most recent heat wave and the freeze that hit Texas in February 2021 through the eyes of Catholic Charities. She talks with Jennifer Masotja, Director of Disaster Services with Catholic Charities Oregon, and Cynthia Colbert, President, CEO of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

They discuss the major population shifts that climate change causes, how it affects the most vulnerable among us and how we're all called to respond. They also take a look at "Laudato Si," Pope Francis' encyclical letter on care for our common home.

Catholic Charities Oregon

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Pope Francis: Laudato Si

News Clips:

Portland Heat Wave

Bootleg Fire in Oregon

The Oregon Eagle Creek Fire | Topic

After the Fire: Part 1 — Eagle Creek Fire Explainer

Scenes From the Deep Freeze in Texas

No surprise: Nuns are taking the lead in putting ‘Laudato Si’’ into action

Dorothy Photo: Insomnia Cured Here - The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Stock Images and Clips


About the Author — Bridget Richardson

Bridget RichardsonExecutive Producer with MAX Studios, Bridget Richardson loves to engage in conversations with just about anyone. A sports fan and homebody, Bridget enjoys spending time with her family, watching baking shows, and traveling to understand different cultures and eat delicious food.

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