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Brevard County is closing schools on Friday as hurricane Sandy becomes a category 2 storm. Dangerous rip currents, rain, and high winds will make the area too dangerous for kids to be outdoors authorities say.
FLORIDA, FL (Catholic Online) - Schools in all other counties will remain open despite a tropical storm watch along the coast.
Hurricane Sandy boats sustained winds around 105 mph, and will move north into the Atlantic where she is expected to weaken.
Forecasters are warning that Sandy may collide with other storm fronts to the north, causing a "perfect storm" of exceptional severity. That storm may dump torrential rains on the northeast while blasting the region with high winds.
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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.