Cary Dean Moore who faces the death penalty Aug. 14 at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. Photo courtesy of the Omaha World-Herald
Editor’s note: Subsequent to the publication of this story, Pope Francis has ordered a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to assert “the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the... Read More

Jacinto Rangel from St. Michael Parish in South Sioux City, left, and Hugo Orozco from Divine Mercy Parish in Schuyler dance to the music as part of a gathering of about 1,200 people around the themes “United in Faith” for adults and “Hands and Feet on the Ground” for youth at the third annual archdiocesan Hispanic Congress July 28-29 at Roncalli Catholic High School in Omaha. Photo by ROBERT ERVIN for the Catholic Voice
Inspiring talks, lively music, Spirit-filled liturgies. More than 1,200 people shared those experiences at the third annual Hispanic Congress, July 28 and 29 at Roncalli Catholic High School in Omaha. The event has grown each year, said Deacon... Read More

TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts stands near the 13th Station, Jesus is taken down from the cross. Photo by JOE FORMAN for the Catholic Voice
Gates are open and retreats are underway at Cloisters on the Platte, a retreat center built in woods and fields near Gretna as a gift to Catholics and all people of faith by TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts.   “It’s everything I envisioned... Read More

Dr. Hans Dethlefs, a member of St. Columbkille Parish in Papillion, treats a patient at a temporary medical clinic, part of the 15th annual IXIM mission trip to Guatemala, June 21
For three members of the Dethlefs family, taking part in this summer’s IXIM: Spirit of Solidarity mission trip to San Miguel Acatán, Guatemala, was about more than cultural awareness.   They witnessed the commitment to faith and family of the... Read More

Father Joseph Taphorn leads Benediction for students in the oratory of the St. John Paul II Newman Center in Omaha.
Father Joseph Taphorn, founding pastor and director of the St. John Paul II Newman Center in Omaha, will leave his post in January to serve as rector of The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity in St. Paul, Minn.   He will guide the... Read More

Camp Fun & Faith counselor Rebecca Greiner of St. John Paul II Newman Center and a student at College of Saint Mary portrays Veronica, and Lauren Kopp, also of the Newman Center and a student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, portrays Jesus during a living Stations of the Cross July 10 at the all-girls camp near Elkhorn. Photo by JOE MIXAN for the Catholic Voice
Faith is not separate from any part of life, including the fun of summer camp.   That’s one message girls receive as they attend week-long Camp Fun & Faith sessions offered the last 27 years at Pro Sanctity’s Retreat Center near Elkhorn... Read More

Cary Dean Moore who faces the death penalty Aug. 14 at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. Photo courtesy of the Omaha World-Herald

Jacinto Rangel from St. Michael Parish in South Sioux City, left, and Hugo Orozco from Divine Mercy Parish in Schuyler dance to the music as part of a gathering of about 1,200 people around the themes “United in Faith” for adults and “Hands and Feet on the Ground” for youth at the third annual archdiocesan Hispanic Congress July 28-29 at Roncalli Catholic High School in Omaha. Photo by ROBERT ERVIN for the Catholic Voice

TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts stands near the 13th Station, Jesus is taken down from the cross. Photo by JOE FORMAN for the Catholic Voice

Dr. Hans Dethlefs, a member of St. Columbkille Parish in Papillion, treats a patient at a temporary medical clinic, part of the 15th annual IXIM mission trip to Guatemala, June 21

Father Joseph Taphorn leads Benediction for students in the oratory of the St. John Paul II Newman Center in Omaha.

Camp Fun & Faith counselor Rebecca Greiner of St. John Paul II Newman Center and a student at College of Saint Mary portrays Veronica, and Lauren Kopp, also of the Newman Center and a student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, portrays Jesus during a living Stations of the Cross July 10 at the all-girls camp near Elkhorn. Photo by JOE MIXAN for the Catholic Voice
The Catholic faithful and all people of faith were invited to pause in their homes, schools and workplaces at 10 a.m. Aug. 14 to join Nebraska’s three Catholic bishops in prayer during the execution of convicted murderer Cary Dean Moore. Having expressed their opposition to the death penalty,...

Father William Sanderson examines the pipe organ July 25 at Holy Ghost Church in Omaha, where scaffolding can be seen in the background. The organ might need to be replaced after extensive smoke damage from a June fire.
It could have been much worse.   A smoldering fire at Holy Ghost Church in Omaha caused severe smoke damage, but parishioners and staff are grateful there were no injuries or structural damage, said Father William Sanderson, pastor.   Sometime between the end of morning Mass June 21 and...

Father Thomas Fangman, pastor, talks after Mass July 31 with parishioners Toni Schroeder, far left, Pat Tuosto, Mikki Ludden, Colleen Gawley and Kay Keblesh outside St. Patrick Church in Elkhorn.
It’s one of the oldest parishes in the archdiocese, but its parishioners are among the youngest.    It’s also one of the largest parishes, but as St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn celebrates its 150th anniversary, parishioners say its welcoming spirit, faith and service make it a close-knit and...

Courtesy Photo St. Pius X parishioners Rita Lohaus, left, Sharon Noon and Pat Franks volunteer at the Omaha parish’s annual Ann’s Attic clothing sale. The women have helped with the event for all of its 30 years.
A circle of love.   That’s how Sue Kurtenbach describes St. Pius X Parish’s efforts to collect good, used clothes from parishioners’ closets and sell them at low prices to people in need within parish boundaries.   In its 30th year, the Ann’s Attic clothing sale, July 12-14, helped about...

                 

     

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