Father John Norman speaks during a meeting of archdiocesan priests Jan. 10 at St. Patrick Parish in Fremont where they discussed a plan for serving rural parishes given the projected decline in numbers of priests and shifts in rural population. As a result of that planning process, Father Norman is one of 25 priests whose new assignments include new parish groupings and sharing of resources. MIKE MAY/STAFF
Catholics around the archdiocese will see more changes at the altar than usual this summer as nine priests retire, others take new assignments and numerous rural parishes begin sharing pastors, associate pastors, and other resources and programs.... Read More

Archbishop George J. Lucas presents the chalice to newly ordained Father Cremers during his ordination Mass June 1 at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. The chalice is a symbol of the new priest’s duty to offer the sacrifice of the Holy Eucharist at Mass. BOB ERVIN
From when he served Mass as a boy at St. Anthony Church in Columbus, his fellow parishioners could tell William Cremers had the makings of a priest. “I think everybody knew that was in him even before he did,” said his mother, Marlene Cremers. ... Read More

Gov. Pete Ricketts holds up LB209 with Sen. Joni Albrecht, who introduced and prioritized it, after signing it into law June 10 at the state Capitol. The new law requires abortion providers to inform women that it may be possible to reverse a medication abortion if they decide not to go through with the procedure. MARILYN SYNEK
The conclusion of this year’s session of the 106th Nebraska Legislature May 31 saw critical victories for the sanctity of life and human dignity as well as for social and human development. Among the hundreds of bills introduced and sponsored by the... Read More

Father James Rafferty, director of mission and communication with the Institute for Priestly Formation, discusses the temptation of Jesus in the desert during a class for seminarians June 11 at Creighton University in Omaha. MIKE MAY/STAFF
As a young priest, Father Jeffrey Lorig was struggling. Ordained two years earlier, in 2004, he began to question his vocation. He took a leave of absence, but his soul was filled with darkness. He was depressed, and the priesthood no longer seemed... Read More

Maggie Murphy shows off a medal saying “Live Jesus in our hearts, forever” that she received at Roncalli’s Senior Parent Breakfast May 15. COURTESY PHOTO
Maggie Murphy and Bobby Bogar have much the same desires as any teenager: acceptance, participation, friendship. Their four years at Roncalli Catholic High School in Omaha testify to their success in these pursuits. Yet their paths to fulfilling... Read More

Father John Norman speaks during a meeting of archdiocesan priests Jan. 10 at St. Patrick Parish in Fremont where they discussed a plan for serving rural parishes given the projected decline in numbers of priests and shifts in rural population. As a result of that planning process, Father Norman is one of 25 priests whose new assignments include new parish groupings and sharing of resources. MIKE MAY/STAFF

Archbishop George J. Lucas presents the chalice to newly ordained Father Cremers during his ordination Mass June 1 at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. The chalice is a symbol of the new priest’s duty to offer the sacrifice of the Holy Eucharist at Mass. BOB ERVIN

Gov. Pete Ricketts holds up LB209 with Sen. Joni Albrecht, who introduced and prioritized it, after signing it into law June 10 at the state Capitol. The new law requires abortion providers to inform women that it may be possible to reverse a medication abortion if they decide not to go through with the procedure. MARILYN SYNEK

Father James Rafferty, director of mission and communication with the Institute for Priestly Formation, discusses the temptation of Jesus in the desert during a class for seminarians June 11 at Creighton University in Omaha. MIKE MAY/STAFF

Maggie Murphy shows off a medal saying “Live Jesus in our hearts, forever” that she received at Roncalli’s Senior Parent Breakfast May 15. COURTESY PHOTO

The former Lindsay Corp. building, near 111th and Blondo streets, will house the archdiocesan offices by the end of 2019. DAN ROSSINI/STAFF
Archbishop George J. Lucas announced, on June 18, plans to relocate the offices of the Archdiocese of Omaha to new quarters in northwest Omaha. The archdiocese is purchasing an office building near 111th and Blondo streets, formerly occupied by the Lindsay Corporation. The 29,500-square-foot...
All appointments effective July 1 unless otherwise noted. Click here to see a map of new assignments Deacon Timothy McNeil: 'Parting is such sweet sorrow' when priests change parishes OUTSIDE OMAHA HOLT AND BOYD COUNTIES Father Bernard Starman, pastor of St. Patrick Parish in O’Neill and St. Joseph...
The Peter’s Pence Collection, which will take place at weekend Masses throughout the Archdiocese of Omaha June 29-30, is an opportunity for Catholics around the world to stand in solidarity with those who suffer and are marginalized. The purpose of the collection, according to the U.S. Conference...
Father Damien Wee brought more than his personal belongings to his new assignment as administrator of St. Francis Borgia Parish in Blair – he brought his devotion to a rich, historic Catholic tradition that is seeing a resurgence in the United States. He and the parish are planning to hold a Corpus...

                 

     

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