The Spencer Dam on the Niobrara River failed March 14 sending an 11-foot wave of water downstream. GOV. PETE RICKETTS' OFFICE
For Naoma Borgmann, the first sign of trouble was the look on her husband’s face. Although 60 mph winds were howling and 4- to 5-foot waves were crashing on the banks of the Missouri River near their home March 13, it was the sight of the water on... Read More

Candidate Jamie Snyder, left, of St. Peter Parish in Omaha, and her sponsor, Laura Ortiz, of St. Matthew the Evangelist Parish in Bellevue, greet Archbishop George J. Lucas during the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion of the Baptized March 10 at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. MIKE MAY/STAFF
Aspirants to the Catholic faith entered the final leg of their journey March 10 as they traveled to St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha to take part in the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion of the Baptized with Archbishop George J. Lucas... Read More
A French priest has been working since 2002 to bring to light a previously little-known aspect of the Holocaust in World War II. Now, Father Patrick Desbois is bringing his findings and insights to Omaha, along with the message that such genocides... Read More

Sister Clara teaches about the spiritual nourishment of the Eucharist during her Spanish RCIA class in O’Brien Hall at St. Peter Parish March 4. DANIKA LANG/STAFF
When Father Damien Cook prayed and began looking for religious sisters to work in his parish, God answered him in a most unexpected way.  Father Cook, former pastor of St. Peter Parish in Omaha, had seen a need for sisters in active ministry to... Read More

Seminarian Brett Jamrog provides instruction to Kristi Cornelius’ fifth grade religion class at St. Cecilia School, one of many responsibilities he has embraced during a pastoral internship year at St. Cecilia Parish in Omaha. SUSAN SZALEWSKI
Brett Jamrog is taking a yearlong break from college classes at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis. But he’s not taking it easy. The 26-year-old major seminarian is learning, growing and working during a pastoral internship year at St. Cecilia... Read More

Dr. George Delgado delivers the keynote address on abortion pill reversal Oct. 26 at the Bishops’ Pro-Life Banquet at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln. COURTESY PHOTO
Abortion advocates place emphasis on a woman’s right to choose: to choose what happens to her body, her baby and her life. But what if her choice changes? Dr. George Delgado is the founder of Abortion Pill Reversal, an initiative for women who have... Read More

The Spencer Dam on the Niobrara River failed March 14 sending an 11-foot wave of water downstream. GOV. PETE RICKETTS' OFFICE

Candidate Jamie Snyder, left, of St. Peter Parish in Omaha, and her sponsor, Laura Ortiz, of St. Matthew the Evangelist Parish in Bellevue, greet Archbishop George J. Lucas during the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion of the Baptized March 10 at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. MIKE MAY/STAFF

Sister Clara teaches about the spiritual nourishment of the Eucharist during her Spanish RCIA class in O’Brien Hall at St. Peter Parish March 4. DANIKA LANG/STAFF

Seminarian Brett Jamrog provides instruction to Kristi Cornelius’ fifth grade religion class at St. Cecilia School, one of many responsibilities he has embraced during a pastoral internship year at St. Cecilia Parish in Omaha. SUSAN SZALEWSKI

Dr. George Delgado delivers the keynote address on abortion pill reversal Oct. 26 at the Bishops’ Pro-Life Banquet at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln. COURTESY PHOTO
A March 12 hearing to determine when the Archdiocese of Omaha and its parishes, schools and institutions will be required to respond to subpoenas from Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson’s office has been postponed to an unspecified date. The subpoenas, issued Feb. 26, asked for records related...

A boy sits on an abandoned boat on what is left of Guatemala’s Lake Atescatempa, which had dried up due to drought and high temperatures in 2017. Three years of drought in Central America have also destroyed crops of corn and beans, leaving families starving and causing Guatemala to declare a true state of emergency, said Catholic Relief Services officials. These families are among the “poorest of the poor” who are helped by U.S. parishes participating in CRS’ Lenten Rice Bowl campaign, said Monica Rodriguez, a CRS project manager. MARVIN RECINOS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
The Catholic faithful have two special opportunities this Lent to practice almsgiving, helping the poor and disadvantaged in our archdiocese, our country and around the world.  The first is the CRS Rice Bowl faith-in-action program. Many parishes and schools around the archdiocese provide the...
For the fifth consecutive year, Catholics will make their voices heard in the halls of the Legislature as the Nebraska Catholic Conference (NCC) hosts Catholics at the Capitol March 27 in Lincoln.   This half-day program is “an opportunity to educate, engage and empower our Catholic laity from...
People of faith have an opportunity to peacefully and prayerfully stand for the unborn as visible witnesses throughout Lent. The effort is part of the international 40 Days for Life campaign, March 6 (Ash Wednesday) through April 14 (Palm Sunday), said Lauren Bopp, a board member with Nebraskans...

                 

     

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