Tom Zadina of St. Stanislaus Parish in Omaha stands at the third Station of the Cross at Calvary Cemetery in Omaha. Zadina attended the Good Friday outdoor stations at the cemetery last year, as well as indoor Stations of the Cross offered several times during Lent at nearby Resurrection Cemetery, all held by Catholic Cemeteries. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.
About 40 people attended Stations of the Cross each Wednesday they were offered during Lent last year at Catholic Cemeteries’ Holy Angels Mausoleum in Resurrection Cemetery in Omaha – and the same opportunity will be offered again this year. "People... Read More

Syrian refugees Ahmed Al Kango and his wife, Sahar, help their children learn English Feb. 7 in their Elkhorn home, Mohamad, left, Ghaith, and Abdulrazzaq with his father.
It’s families helping families. That’s the bottom line as parishes and Catholic ministries step up to help refugee families – most recently, several from war-torn Syria – adjust to a new life in the United States. "We reach out to our vulnerable... Read More

Sharon Doran, teaching director of Seeking Truth Catholic Bible Study, addresses more than 400 women at a Dec. 4 Magnificat gathering at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Center in Omaha. Photo by Lisa Maxson/For the Catholic Voice.
A brunch later this month will be a chance for Catholic women, including those who have fallen away from the faith, to share the joy of the Lord with one another, be inspired and foster a desire to grow in holiness. That’s how Karen Dwyer,... Read More

Students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) fill their bowls at a pre-hockey game gathering at the St. John Paul II Newman Center near campus Feb. 10 – one of many ways students are building community at the center. In line are Aaron Borcyk, left, a UNO freshman, and Newman Center residents Matt Davis, Amy Keiter and Brett Dishman, also freshmen at the university. Photo by Mike May/Staff.
After six months together at the St. John Paul II Newman Center in Omaha, residents – and non-residents – are creating bonds based on friendship, sharing and faith. The center, which opened in August 2016 near the University of Nebraska at Omaha (... Read More

Several of the high school students prevented by a snowstorm from attending the Jan. 27 March for Life in Washington, D.C., throw snowballs at Terry Reicks, a member of St. Boniface Parish in Elgin and one of the adult leaders for the group, during a retreat at the Tintern Retreat and Resource Center near Oakdale.
Fifteen high school students turned disappointment and frustration into hope and joy by creating a retreat after a snowstorm prevented them from joining the archdiocese’s pilgrimage to the Jan. 27 March for Life in Washington, D.C. The students, 14... Read More

St. Joan of Arc and St. Stephen the Martyr school banners are among many carried by students from the Omaha area in the procession Feb. 2 before the annual eighth-grade Mass at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha celebrating Catholic Schools Week.
About 1,200 eighth-grade students from Omaha-area Catholic schools heard a call to discipleship from Archbishop George J. Lucas Feb. 2 at the annual eighth-grade Mass during Catholic Schools Week (CSW). The message and Mass at St. Cecilia Cathedral... Read More

Tom Zadina of St. Stanislaus Parish in Omaha stands at the third Station of the Cross at Calvary Cemetery in Omaha. Zadina attended the Good Friday outdoor stations at the cemetery last year, as well as indoor Stations of the Cross offered several times during Lent at nearby Resurrection Cemetery, all held by Catholic Cemeteries. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.

Syrian refugees Ahmed Al Kango and his wife, Sahar, help their children learn English Feb. 7 in their Elkhorn home, Mohamad, left, Ghaith, and Abdulrazzaq with his father.

Sharon Doran, teaching director of Seeking Truth Catholic Bible Study, addresses more than 400 women at a Dec. 4 Magnificat gathering at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Center in Omaha. Photo by Lisa Maxson/For the Catholic Voice.

Students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) fill their bowls at a pre-hockey game gathering at the St. John Paul II Newman Center near campus Feb. 10 – one of many ways students are building community at the center. In line are Aaron Borcyk, left, a UNO freshman, and Newman Center residents Matt Davis, Amy Keiter and Brett Dishman, also freshmen at the university. Photo by Mike May/Staff.

Several of the high school students prevented by a snowstorm from attending the Jan. 27 March for Life in Washington, D.C., throw snowballs at Terry Reicks, a member of St. Boniface Parish in Elgin and one of the adult leaders for the group, during a retreat at the Tintern Retreat and Resource Center near Oakdale.

St. Joan of Arc and St. Stephen the Martyr school banners are among many carried by students from the Omaha area in the procession Feb. 2 before the annual eighth-grade Mass at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha celebrating Catholic Schools Week.
A practice for deciding marriage annulment cases that was once the exception, used for complex or difficult cases, has now become the rule. Employing panels of judges rather than a single judge for annulment cases, a practice adopted last month, has become the preferred method for the Archdiocese...
They booked him independent of one another, but four parishes are working together to publicize singer, songwriter and storyteller Steve Angrisano’s Lenten missions in Omaha. "A lot of people have seen him and might want to see him again," said John Gencarelli, religious education (RE) director at...
A reminder of mortality, the need to repent and believe in the Gospel. The ashes of Ash Wednesday carry that familiar message as the Lenten season begins – and in a way perhaps not as recognized, they can represent even more, bringing to mind the sometimes transitory nature of faith and the true...
The archdiocese’s Metropolitan Tribunal, which decides marriage annulment cases, has hired a canon lawyer with a background in politics, theology and pastoral ministry as a judge. Elizabeth Sondag, a native of Hastings, Neb., is the first lay person and first woman to serve as a judge in the...
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