typhoon http://wrkf.org en Catholics In Philippines Turn To Church To Cope With Typhoon http://wrkf.org/post/catholics-philippines-turn-church-cope-typhoon Across the ravaged center of the Philippines on Sunday, people flocked to Mass, often in churches that had been severely damaged or destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan.<p>In many villages in Leyte province, the only structures that survived the storm were churches. Spires and statues of angels look out over fields of smashed houses and twisted typhoon debris.<p>In Tacloban, the typhoon ripped the roof off the once-stately Santo Nino Catholic Church. There's still mud in among the pews, and one of the large stained-glass windows hangs precariously from its frame above the congregation. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 08:31:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 18953 at http://wrkf.org Catholics In Philippines Turn To Church To Cope With Typhoon Can The Philippines Save Itself From Typhoons? http://wrkf.org/post/can-philippines-save-itself-typhoons <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/16/world/asia/philippines-typhoon/index.html?iref=allsearch" target="_blank">For the third year in a row</a>, the Philippines has been hit by a major storm claiming more than 1,000 lives, and the death toll from Haiyan, one of the worst on record, could climb to 10,000.<p>With thousands of islands in the warm waters of the Pacific, the Philippines is destined to face the wrath of angry tropical storms year after year.<p>So what can a poor, densely populated country do to mitigate the huge loss of life and the massive destruction?<p>Here are some of the chall Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:57:00 +0000 editor 18705 at http://wrkf.org Can The Philippines Save Itself From Typhoons?