Five of his teammates welcome Father Michael Voithofer, associate pastor at St. James Parish in Omaha, to the field during player introductions for the June 19 Collar Series at Werner Park, top photo. Archdiocese of Omaha Padres team members (from... Read More

Archbishop Blasé J. Cupich of Chicago greets founding parishioner Larry Schwietz and his wife, Carole, after the 50th anniversary Mass June 5 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Omaha. He was pastor of St. Robert Bellarmine from 1997-98. Photo by Lisa Maxson/For the Catholic Voice.
When the late Msgr. Eugene Kerwin founded St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Omaha 50 years ago, he focused on providing the Eucharist and leading people to grow in love of God and neighbor, said Father Donald Shane, a retired priest who was pastor... Read More

Marie Rubis Bauer practices in the Cathedral Cultural Center at Cecilia Cathedral with members of the parish choir. Photo by Mike May/Staff.
The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy will hold special memories for members of the Cathedral Choir of St. Cecilia Parish in Omaha. The choir will travel to Rome to participate in the jubilee’s closing Mass Nov. 20, the Feast of Christ the King, with... Read More

Fathers Joseph Sund, left, Patrick Nields, Eliot Schwer, Marcus Knecht, Rafael Majano and Tobias Letak gather outside St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha after their June 4 ordination.
Ordaining six men to the priesthood in the Year of Mercy, Archbishop George J. Lucas urged them to impart Jesus’ mercy – in word, sacrament, action and attitude. Through ministries including preaching, celebrating Mass and the sacrament of penance... Read More

Mary Ann Vail, coordinator of Mary Our Queen Parish’s Ministry of Embrace, places a cross in the Omaha church’s sanctuary in remembrance of a parishioner who has died. Photo by Mike May/Staff.
You can’t fix grief, but you can accompany and support the grieving. That’s how Mary Ann Vail, a member of Mary Our Queen Parish in Omaha, describes her mission the past 13 years as coordinator of the parish’s "Ministry of Embrace" grief ministry.... Read More

Parishioners Lavaine Doerneman and her son, Ron, prepare to serve homemade rolls and coffee after a recent Mass at St. Aloysius Church in Aloys. Photo by Delores Meister/for the Catholic Voice.
Members of St Aloysius Parish marked 125 years of faith and service at the Aloys area parish June 21, with Archbishop George J. Lucas and area priests celebrating a 6 p.m. Mass. An outdoor Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary built near the church in... Read More

Archbishop Blasé J. Cupich of Chicago greets founding parishioner Larry Schwietz and his wife, Carole, after the 50th anniversary Mass June 5 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Omaha. He was pastor of St. Robert Bellarmine from 1997-98. Photo by Lisa Maxson/For the Catholic Voice.

Marie Rubis Bauer practices in the Cathedral Cultural Center at Cecilia Cathedral with members of the parish choir. Photo by Mike May/Staff.

Fathers Joseph Sund, left, Patrick Nields, Eliot Schwer, Marcus Knecht, Rafael Majano and Tobias Letak gather outside St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha after their June 4 ordination.

Mary Ann Vail, coordinator of Mary Our Queen Parish’s Ministry of Embrace, places a cross in the Omaha church’s sanctuary in remembrance of a parishioner who has died. Photo by Mike May/Staff.

Parishioners Lavaine Doerneman and her son, Ron, prepare to serve homemade rolls and coffee after a recent Mass at St. Aloysius Church in Aloys. Photo by Delores Meister/for the Catholic Voice.
Death penalty opponents will take their message to cities across Nebraska next month. They will urge voters to reject a Nov. 8 ballot initiative that would reinstate capital punishment in the state. And as former death row inmates who have been exonerated, relatives of crime victims who have sought...
Men struggling with an addiction to pornography have avenues for addressing the problem and seeking God’s healing and mercy. The archdiocese’s P.A.T.H. (Pornography Awareness Truth and Healing) Task Force is implementing a five-year plan that includes support groups and pastoral care with trained...

Deacon James Keating, director of theological formation at the Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha, Neb., speaks during a May 27 conference for permanent deacons and their wives at the Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva in Rome. CNS photo/Paul Haring.
ROME – Thousands of permanent deacons – including Deacon Jim Keating, director of the Archdiocese of Omaha’s permanent diaconate program – began their Year of Mercy celebration by cutting straight to the heart of what it means to be a deacon and how the ministry impacts their families. Gathered as...
Young people in the archdiocese will travel near and far this summer to ignite their faith and experience the unity of the wider Catholic community. A group of college students, young adults and others will travel to Krakow, Poland, to attend World Youth Day (WYD) July 25-31, and groups of high...
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