WASHINGTON - A priest who serves as chaplain to first responders in the nation's capital says he's praying for the police and firefighters helping victims of this week's superstorm.
Monsignor Salvatore Criscuolo says first responders are often forced to leave their own families to rescue others.
Noting the massive storms' timing the week before the election, Criscuolo asks, "Think the Lord is telling us something?" But he's quick to add that he's not one to view natural disasters as divine punishment.
Anyway, Criscuolo says it shouldn't take a storm to draw people's attention to God.
The first responders' chaplain is pastor of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Washington, a parish founded in 1794 by Irish laborers who built the White House.
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