WASHINGTON (September 13, 2001) -- Aids for dealing with the national tragedy of September 11, including information on donations to people affected by the terrorist attacks and assistance in planning prayer services have been posted on the U.S. bishops' web site, www.usccb.org.
The page known as "National Tragedy" was set up September 12, the day after terrorists brought unparalleled death and destruction in New York City and Washington.
The page also will include samples of condolence notes sent to U.S. Catholics from all around the world and responses to the tragedy by Pope John Paul II and the U.S. bishops.
The site indicates donations to aid victims can be sent to Catholic Charities USA, and gives the number 1-800-919-9338 for instructions.
The liturgical and prayer resources include blessings for victims of crime, firefighters, police, and rescue personnel. It also includes pertinent prayers and Scripture readings.