Deb Brown, left, and Krissy Hartung color bookmarks at the annual Jesus My Friend Retreat Oct. 28 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Omaha.
Every time the camera flashed, Krissy Hartung, 43, looked up from the bookmark she was coloring and smiled. It was mid-morning at St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Omaha when Hartung noticed a reporter taking photos while enjoying her time among... Read More

Carolyn Michaelis, right, works with her special needs daughter, Kelly, on a jigsaw puzzle Oct. 26 in their West Point home. Despite difficult challenges over the years, Michaelis, a member of St. Mary Parish, maintains an attitude of acceptance and gratitude.
Four miscarriages. A bout with breast cancer. Her husband’s recent death. The demands of caring for a daughter with special needs. Such a series of trials might break most people. Not Carolyn Michaelis. Despite life’s sometimes painful struggles,... Read More

Monica and Jeff Korus of St. Mary Parish in West Point and Coleen Kelly Mast look up from their discussion about “LoveEd” during Mast’s Nov. 5 presentation in Norfolk.
They’d hoped for four or five – they got more than a dozen. After presentations Nov. 2-5 in Omaha and Norfolk, at least 16 parishes in rural and urban areas of the archdiocese have signed up to offer a parent-child program on human sexuality titled... Read More

Brett Goings, left, building and pantry coordinator at the St. Martin de Porres Center in Omaha, and Rita Heaston-Clark, Catholic Charities’ events coordinator, stock pantry shelves Nov. 10 with items from St. Wenceslaus School’s annual food drive for the pantry. Photo by Mike May/Staff.
An increase in homelessness and seasonal unemployment are fueling a greater need for food donations heading into the holiday season at Catholic Charities’ Juan Diego Center food pantry in south Omaha. "We can see the need increasing," said Ana... Read More

Deb Brown, left, and Krissy Hartung color bookmarks at the annual Jesus My Friend Retreat Oct. 28 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Omaha.

Carolyn Michaelis, right, works with her special needs daughter, Kelly, on a jigsaw puzzle Oct. 26 in their West Point home. Despite difficult challenges over the years, Michaelis, a member of St. Mary Parish, maintains an attitude of acceptance and gratitude.

Monica and Jeff Korus of St. Mary Parish in West Point and Coleen Kelly Mast look up from their discussion about “LoveEd” during Mast’s Nov. 5 presentation in Norfolk.

Brett Goings, left, building and pantry coordinator at the St. Martin de Porres Center in Omaha, and Rita Heaston-Clark, Catholic Charities’ events coordinator, stock pantry shelves Nov. 10 with items from St. Wenceslaus School’s annual food drive for the pantry. Photo by Mike May/Staff.

Larry Kindig, left, Patrick Mejstrick, Rod Heng and Charlie Oborny, members of Knights of Columbus Council 7034 in Valley, unload donated relief supplies at Ford Storage in Omaha.
Struck by the ongoing needs of Hurricane Harvey’s victims in Houston, members of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Valley felt the need to help. So they spearheaded an effort with several other churches and businesses in the area to collect cleaning and baby supplies, plus other items, and deliver...
The Missionary Society of St. Columban, with its U.S. headquarters near Bellevue, is celebrating its 100th anniversary through a series of events in the coming year. The festivities start with a Dec. 2 book signing for a recently published, 431-page history of the North American mission titled, "...
One year after Nebraska voters reinstated the death penalty, state officials said they will seek to execute death row inmate Jose Sandoval, who with three other men entered a Norfolk bank in 2002 and killed four bank employees and a customer. Prison officials said Nov. 9 they had obtained supplies...
Archbishop George J. Lucas will preside at a Dec. 5 prayer service for sexual abuse victims, especially those harmed by someone in authority in the church. "We acknowledge with sorrow the failures of the church in the past," the archbishop said. "We want to encourage a culture of mercy, where any...

                 

     

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