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Extension's help to rebuild Texas diocese after Harvey like a 'rainbow'

PORT ARTHUR, Texas (CNS) -- After Hurricane Harvey last year, "there was no rainbow," Bishop Curtis J. Guillory of Beaumont said about the massive destruction wrought by the storm. But with its commitment of nearly $670,000 to help the diocese rebuild, "Catholic Extension is that rainbow and the promise that things will get better," the bishop said. "We are so grateful for their generosity."

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Seeking to support abbey, English monks brew ale -- 'seriously nice'

COALVILLE, England (CNS) -- Cistercian monks have opened the first Trappist brewery in England and are selling thousands of bottles of beer every day. The monks at Mount St. Bernard Abbey in the English Midlands decided to brew beer to bring in revenue when they realized they could no longer generate a sufficient income from a herd of 200 dairy cattle.

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