MANILA — Hundreds of thousands in the Philippines are fighting for survival days after their world came to an abrupt end with Super Typhoon Haiyan's swathe of death and destruction. The Catholic Church is stepping into the wasteland to help wage a battle for the island nation now faced with starvation, disease and despair.
Few Americans can picture the total devastation — one’s home broken to pieces, neighborhoods flattened, loved ones and neighbors lying cold and still in the streets. Some officials have estimated at least 10,000 persons may be dead, while the official actual body count has exceeded 2,300 and continues to rise.
But the large-scale disaster also is showing the...READ MORE