CNA has this story: Record flood causes Catholic Charities North Dakota to call on priests
Fargo, N.D., Mar 27, 2009 / 05:50 pm (CNA).- Flooding has reached ‘code red’ status in parts of Fargo as river levels eclipse a 1897 record, causing Catholic Charities to call on all priests in the diocese to assist with the recovery effort by filling sandbags, assisting with counseling and tending to other vital needs.
By all means…. priests should get involved!
But priests can also do things others cannot: The priest intercedes with God for the people as a priest, alter Christus.
First and foremost, let the priests be priests.
Father, say Masses for this intention.
Get out there with the Rituale Romanum.
Do all things which the circumstances call for, but don’t forget that special set of tools God gave by ordination.