Assisted by Dr. Richard Pitner, retired Father Donald Shane, former pastor of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Omaha, blesses one of the stations Sept. 14 in a Stations of the Cross Mediation Garden dedicated at the parish to Pitner’s late wife, Joan.
The late Joan Pitner lived an active, faith-filled life for more than 40 years as a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Omaha. Raising five children, she attended daily Mass, founded a parish pro-life group, served as president of the Legion... Read More

Leo and Rose Batenhorst, 65 years married, review the program Sept. 7 at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha for the archdiocese’s “Celebration of the Eucharist and Wedding Anniversaries.” Seated in the same pew are Richard and Jo Fowler of St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn, celebrating 62 years of marriage. Photo by JOE RUFF.
One of Leo and Rose Batenhorst’s daughters is in Alaska, another in Florida, and their sons are in Oregon and New York City. So the family could not be together to celebrate the couple’s 65th wedding anniversary Sept. 7 at the archdiocese’s annual... Read More

Jessica Alvarec, pushes her daughter, Jobanna, 3, in a stroller, with Juan, 6, beside her during a Sept. 13 pro-life procession in Bellevue. Joining them are Jennifer Aguilar, 5, and her mother, Hortensia Caillas, behind her holding an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. All are members of Assumption-Guadalupe Parish in Omaha.
Catholics are called to speak the truth about the dignity of human life – that "each life is a beautiful expression of God’s creative plan" – but they must witness with more than words, Archbishop George J. Lucas told about 350 people at a Sept. 13... Read More

Millie Ridder of St. Leonard Parish in Madison, left, Theresa Pavlik of St. Wenceslaus Parish in Verdigre and Judy Arlt of St. Paul Parish in Plainview renew friendships at the Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women’s 90th annual convention Sept. 15 in Schuyler. Pavlik is the new president of the organization.
Jesus’ mother, in the many trials she endured, can teach people how to deal with the suffering in their lives, said Edward Sri, a nationally known theologian, author and speaker who addressed the 90th annual convention of the Omaha Archdiocesan... Read More

Assisted by Dr. Richard Pitner, retired Father Donald Shane, former pastor of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Omaha, blesses one of the stations Sept. 14 in a Stations of the Cross Mediation Garden dedicated at the parish to Pitner’s late wife, Joan.

Leo and Rose Batenhorst, 65 years married, review the program Sept. 7 at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha for the archdiocese’s “Celebration of the Eucharist and Wedding Anniversaries.” Seated in the same pew are Richard and Jo Fowler of St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn, celebrating 62 years of marriage. Photo by JOE RUFF.

Jessica Alvarec, pushes her daughter, Jobanna, 3, in a stroller, with Juan, 6, beside her during a Sept. 13 pro-life procession in Bellevue. Joining them are Jennifer Aguilar, 5, and her mother, Hortensia Caillas, behind her holding an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. All are members of Assumption-Guadalupe Parish in Omaha.

Millie Ridder of St. Leonard Parish in Madison, left, Theresa Pavlik of St. Wenceslaus Parish in Verdigre and Judy Arlt of St. Paul Parish in Plainview renew friendships at the Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women’s 90th annual convention Sept. 15 in Schuyler. Pavlik is the new president of the organization.
            The North American director of outreach for 40 Days for Life will join pro-life advocates in Bellevue Oct. 1 and share the story of the international movement of prayer.             Steve Karlen said he is aware of the hard work for life in the Archdiocese of Omaha, and he will be...
Jesuit Academy and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands will host a grand-opening celebration Sept. 24 for a new building, outdoor pool and sports field on a 25-acre collaborative camp property in Carter Lake, Iowa. Funds for the $1.2 million project were raised in an effort led by Jesuit...
The fundraising is over, the legal requirements met. And last month, concrete was poured for a 100-foot radio tower in Creighton, a town of 1,200 people that Father Jeff Lorig, pastor of St. Ludger Parish, hopes to bring together in a new way through a low-power, nonprofit radio station with a...
(First in a three-part series on Election 2014) Catholics can help shape the broader community in a simple but profound act: Voting for candidates and issues that promote human life, dignity, justice and peace. That’s a primary part of the message this year from the Nebraska Catholic Conference (...
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