Pat Shingleton: "Looking Back Nine Years..."
This morning's column looks back to 2005. Catholics recognized the birth of the Blessed Mother this past week. At Noon Mass on Sept. 7, 2005, Father Vic Messina incorporated his homily into the Hurricane Katrina's landfall. He referenced The Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Biloxi and the foresight of its builders. It was erected 26 feet above sea-level at the city's highest point. During Katrina, Father Tony Arguelles remained inside and provided testimony to Father Vic that the popular stained glass windows were rattling, shaking and bending in 145 m.p.h. winds. Suddenly, the wind field blew out a pane depicting St. Theresa of the Child Jesus. Father Tony reported a distinct change in the Cathedral in tomorrow's column.