Diane Barton shares time with her half-brothers, from left, Mark, Chad and Darin LeRiger. Photo by Mike May/Staff.
As Mark LeRiger was about to leave for work one day last March, he thumbed through the previous day’s mail, which included a letter from Catholic Charities. Assuming it to be a fundraising letter, he set it aside and thought no more about it until... Read More

Lisa Kanne, left, Debbie Marcil and Teresa Kopietz, all of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Omaha, in St. Peter’s Square for Mother Teresa’s Sept. 4 canonization.
One woman hoped to find peace in the wake of her son’s death 12 years ago. Another had Rome on her "bucket list" of places to see and things to do. A third loves to travel, help others and share the faith. They were among 20 women – all admirers of... Read More

Prekindergarten teacher Jen Shepoka works in her classroom at St. Gerald School in Ralston.
Rebecca and Matt Zgoda of St. Patrick Parish in Fremont were looking for a faith-based preschool program for their 3-year-old son when they heard about the new Early Childhood Education Center operated by Archbishop Bergan Catholic School in Fremont... Read More

Photos by Joe Ruff/Staff Archbishop George J. Lucas leads the rosary with Deacon Terry Ficenec of St. Joseph Parish in Springfield, left, and Fr. Damien Wee, pastor of St. Rose Parish in Hooper and St. Lawrence Parish in Scribner at the Sept. 3 Vigil for Life in Bellevue.
Mother Teresa’s recognition of the sacredness of life and ability to bring Christ’s love and light to all people – even those she disagreed with – are among attributes that make her “a great patroness of the pro-life movement,” Archbishop George J... Read More

Evelyn and William Schulte, in their home, hold their wedding day photo from 70 years ago. Photo by Kathy Kauffold/Dodge Criterion.
Enduring wartime separation, the death of a son, health issues and other challenges, William and Evelyn Schulte have relied on faith and prayer throughout their courtship and 70 years of marriage. As part of celebrating their marriage, the Schultes... Read More

Diane Barton shares time with her half-brothers, from left, Mark, Chad and Darin LeRiger. Photo by Mike May/Staff.

Lisa Kanne, left, Debbie Marcil and Teresa Kopietz, all of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Omaha, in St. Peter’s Square for Mother Teresa’s Sept. 4 canonization.

Prekindergarten teacher Jen Shepoka works in her classroom at St. Gerald School in Ralston.

Photos by Joe Ruff/Staff Archbishop George J. Lucas leads the rosary with Deacon Terry Ficenec of St. Joseph Parish in Springfield, left, and Fr. Damien Wee, pastor of St. Rose Parish in Hooper and St. Lawrence Parish in Scribner at the Sept. 3 Vigil for Life in Bellevue.

Evelyn and William Schulte, in their home, hold their wedding day photo from 70 years ago. Photo by Kathy Kauffold/Dodge Criterion.
Bethlehem House, an Omaha home for pregnant women, has two events coming up to thank patrons and look to the future – a customer appreciation day at its thrift store for women and its fourth annual dinner and auction at Embassy Suites in La Vista. The Oct. 8 gathering at the Humble Lily store at...

Father James Kramper with Marcella “Sally” Meis of St. Bonaventure Parish in Raeville, after their trip with others in the archdiocese to the National Council of Catholic Women in Indianapolis.
About 40 people from Nebraska – 18 from the Archdiocese of Omaha – attended the Sept. 7-10 annual convention of the National Council of Catholic Women in Indianapolis. And about a dozen of the Nebraska women were new to the national gathering – including the oldest first-time participant at the...
Three special Masses this month and next will honor doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, emergency first responders including police and firefighters, and lawyers, judges and other legal professionals. Each Mass is named for a color associated with those professions. Archbishop George J...
As the Year of Mercy draws to a close, women of the archdiocese are invited to celebrate the mercy of Jesus with a special Mass, speakers and reflection Nov. 5 at St. Patrick Church in Fremont. Pope Francis’ Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy officially ends in November with the Solemnity of Christ the...
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