Father Scott Hastings prays the Stations of the Cross Jan. 12 with, from left, John and Jeanne Stadsvold of St. Philip Neri-Blessed Sacrament Parish, Sheila Osterhaus of St. Bernard Parish and Felicia Elizalde of St. Peter Parish, all in Omaha. The stations at Holy Name Church in Omaha preceded a special Mass marking National Migration Week, Jan. 7-14. Photo by MIKE MAY/STAFF
About 50 people from various parishes gathered to show support, pray with and for migrants and refugees during a special Stations of the Cross and Mass Jan. 12 at Holy Name Church in Omaha.   With Deacon Gregorio Elizalde, manager of the... Read More

Sixth-grader Nathan Davis, left, fifth-grader Braden Mackey, seventh-graders Emma Newton, Ella Daly and Zoe Rauterkus, and kindergartner Sydney Gatzemeyer greet Bo, the therapy dog, Jan. 10 at St. James/Seton School in Omaha.
Every Wednesday morning, Bo roams the halls at St. James/Seton School in Omaha.   But he’s not a student ducking class – he’s a golden retriever/labrador mix eager to offer a friendly greeting to everyone he meets.   As a trained therapy... Read More

Sister Pauline Wolpert of the Leaven of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters gives instructions to the St. Michael School boys basketball team during a Dec. 7 game at South Sioux City Middle School in South Sioux City, Also pictured, from, left, are team member Santiago Gonzales, assistant coach Angel Varela, team members Roberto Rundquist, Joshua Barragan, Osvaldo Magana and Stan Sibrian. Photo by Jerry Mennenga for the Catholic Voice
She entered religious life thinking skills she’d learned on the soccer field, and volleyball, basketball and tennis courts would have to stay on the sidelines.   Then came the boys and girls of St. Michael School in South Sioux City, praying... Read More

Students from the Diocese of Toledo, Ohio, look up Scripture passages on their cellphones during a group discussion Jan. 3 at a conference on evangelization sponsored by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students in Chicago .CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Chicago Catholic
About 30 priests, deacons, lay people and archdiocesan staff spent five days in Chicago earlier this month, tapping into an evangelization program that has brought thousands of college students closer to Christ and equipped them to be evangelists... Read More

Sister of Mercy Kathleen Erickson shares a prayer card with Belinda and her son, Adan, at a McDonald’s restaurant. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff
Belinda, a native of El Salvador, lights up a room with her smile – until she recounts her fear of violent gangs in San Salvador, fleeing to escape them and spending months in jail in the United States.   Then her sparkling eyes cloud over,... Read More

Father Scott Hastings prays the Stations of the Cross Jan. 12 with, from left, John and Jeanne Stadsvold of St. Philip Neri-Blessed Sacrament Parish, Sheila Osterhaus of St. Bernard Parish and Felicia Elizalde of St. Peter Parish, all in Omaha. The stations at Holy Name Church in Omaha preceded a special Mass marking National Migration Week, Jan. 7-14. Photo by MIKE MAY/STAFF

Sixth-grader Nathan Davis, left, fifth-grader Braden Mackey, seventh-graders Emma Newton, Ella Daly and Zoe Rauterkus, and kindergartner Sydney Gatzemeyer greet Bo, the therapy dog, Jan. 10 at St. James/Seton School in Omaha.

Sister Pauline Wolpert of the Leaven of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters gives instructions to the St. Michael School boys basketball team during a Dec. 7 game at South Sioux City Middle School in South Sioux City, Also pictured, from, left, are team member Santiago Gonzales, assistant coach Angel Varela, team members Roberto Rundquist, Joshua Barragan, Osvaldo Magana and Stan Sibrian. Photo by Jerry Mennenga for the Catholic Voice

Students from the Diocese of Toledo, Ohio, look up Scripture passages on their cellphones during a group discussion Jan. 3 at a conference on evangelization sponsored by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students in Chicago .CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Chicago Catholic

Sister of Mercy Kathleen Erickson shares a prayer card with Belinda and her son, Adan, at a McDonald’s restaurant. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff
One-half of each day, classes will be in Spanish. The other half, English. That’ll be the format at a Catholic schools’ dual language academy for preschool, prekindergarten and kindergarten students set to open in Omaha next school year. The initiative is another response by the Omaha Catholic...
Faith and pro-life messages – and a little comedy – will highlight Essential Pregnancy Service’s (EPS) 22nd annual benefit dinner Jan. 28 in La Vista.   Comedian Jeff Allen of Nashville, Tenn., will deliver family-friendly humor, stories about his conversion to Christianity and a tribute to...
Federal funds would be blocked from health clinics that provide abortion services under Gov. Pete Ricketts’ state budget proposal unveiled Jan. 10, a move applauded by the Nebraska Catholic Conference (NCC).   “We are thankful for a governor who works to affirm the protection of unborn life...

This flower arrangement from 2012 is a sampling of the beauty that fills St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha each January as the Cathedral Arts Project sponsors its flower festival.
The architectural accomplishments – including St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha – of famed architect Thomas Rogers Kimball will be the subject of this year’s Cathedral Flower Festival, Jan. 28-29.   The work of 30 florists from the Omaha area will highlight the free event, sponsored by the...

                 

     

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