Oct 9, 2013
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, the archbishop of Galveston-Houston, returned from his office in Texas Friday night worried about Tropical Storm Karen swirling around the Gulf of Mexico. He flipped on a weather station but found only talk of another storm hundreds of miles north.
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“There's a great problem going on in Northeast Nebraska and Northwest Iowa right tonight,” DiNardo remembered, referring to the nine tornadoes that touched down in Siouxland that night. “Boy, did I feel at home."
It was a preview of DiNardo’s Wednesday visit to Sioux City, where he spent seven years as bishop of the Diocese of Sioux City. He would go on to lead the Galveston-Houston Diocese, be named to the College of Cardinals by Pope Benedict XVI and travel to Vatican City to elevate Cardinal Jorge Maria Bergoglio, of Argentina, to become leader of the Roman Catholic Church.