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Hurricane Sandy isn\'t expected to make landfall in Florida, but the system will bring heavy rains to the east coast. A tropical storm watch in now in effect from the Brevard-Volusia county line to the Upper Keys.
ORLANDO, FL (Catholic Online) - The storm is now passing just south of Jamaica, and is expected to move north over the Bermudas. From there, it will skirt the coast, moving northeast into the Atlantic.
By next week, the storm will have subsided and remnants may push into the northeast, bringing heavy rains and flooding.
Schools and other establishments along the coast are monitoring the situation and may close if it worsens. However, the storm is expected to weaken by Thursday and may not pose a significant threat to the region.
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
Missionary Intention: Middle Eastern Christians. That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance.