—Written by Joan Dentler
In addition to good health, world peace, and a 49ers win on Sunday,
Catholic bishops in California are asking the faithful to add one more
thing to their prayer lists ... rain.
At a conference of bishops in Sacramento on Tuesday, the bishops called for some divine intervention
as reservoirs dip, and the state begins its third consecutive dry
winter, according to the
San Jose Mercury News.
California Conference of Catholic Bishops asked people of all faiths to pray for rain at Tuesday's annual gathering.
Merc quotes Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto, president of the bishop's
conference as asking God to "open the heavens and let His mercy rain
down upon our fields and mountains."
Not enough to build an ark,
mind you, but a dousing that will keep reservoirs at a healthy level and help Californians avoid another drought.
State water managers say that
without rain, only five percent of the water needed by agencies that
supply water to 25 million Californians and nearly a million acres of
farmland will be delivered.
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