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Post date: 08/09/2019
In this month’s discussion, Archbishop George J. Lucas sits down with Dr. Michael Ashton, superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Omaha archdiocese, to talk about the upcoming school year and recognize the contributions of those who give so much for the education and faith development of our young people.   Michael Ashton: It’s time again...
Post date: 08/09/2019
Archbishop George J. Lucas’ scheduled activities:   AUG. 10-11 Parish visit and confirmation – St. Joseph Church, Springfield     AUG. 12 Groundbreaking ceremony – St. Columbkille Parish Center, Papillion Board orientation for archdiocesan high schools – Archdiocesan Retreat and Conference Center, Omaha Catholic Mutual Group...
Post date: 07/10/2019
Archbishop George J. Lucas was installed as head of the Archdiocese of Omaha on July 22, 2009. In this week’s interview with communications manager David Hazen, he discusses some of the highlights of his past 10 years of episcopal ministry as well as the challenges that face the local church today. Q: Obviously there’s no way to adequately...
Post date: 05/15/2019
While spring may be wedding and graduation season, it’s also the season for ordinations to the diaconate and priesthood. In this week’s interview, communications manager David Hazen asks Archbishop George J. Lucas to reflect on what it means to foster a culture of vocational discernment, especially to the diocesan priesthood. Q: What do you think...
Post date: 05/03/2019
May 4: Permanent Deacon Ordination, St. Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha; Confirmation, St. Patrick Church, Fremont May 5: Confirmation, St. Wenceslaus Church, Omaha May 6: Serra Club of West Omaha meeting, Omaha May 7: Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre Mass and dinner, St. John Paul II Newman Center/Happy Hollow Club, Omaha May 8: Leadership Team...
Post date: 05/01/2019
In this week’s interview, communications manager David Hazen asks Archbishop George J. Lucas about the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the history of the church and in the church today, helping us to become better disciples of her Son. Q: On May 5, the church celebrates the Feast of Mary, Queen of the Apostles. How can this title for our...
Post date: 04/18/2019
In this week’s interview, communications manager David Hazen asks Archbishop George J. Lucas how we can celebrate the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus more meaningfully, so that it will bear more fruit in our lives. Q:  As we observe the triduum once again this year, how can we enter into these holy days in a way that isn’t simply rote...
Post date: 03/15/2019
In this week’s interview, communications manager David Hazen asks Archbishop George J. Lucas to explore the Gospel readings from Luke for the first two Sundays of Lent as a way of helping us to immerse ourselves in the liturgical season. Q: In the Gospel reading for the first Sunday of Lent, we heard about Christ being led into the desert. This is...
Post date: 03/01/2019
In this week’s interview, communications manager David Hazen asks Archbishop George J. Lucas about the importance of communications in the church, the challenges that our media-saturated environment pose for evangelization, and the opportunities and risks of the internet. Download the podcast at archomaha.fireside.fm. Q: In January each year, the...

A group of private school students gathers at the capitol building in Lincoln Jan. 24 to demonstrate their support for school choice at a rally for National School Choice Week. At the event, Sen. Lou Ann Linehan announced the introduction of the Opportunity Scholarships Act, LB670, which would provide state income tax credits for donations to nonprofit, scholarship-granting organizations. CORY RICHMOND
Post date: 02/15/2019
As you know, each bishop has pastoral responsibilities for Catholic life and apostolates within his own diocese. But because Jesus has sent us into the world to bring the light of the Gospel and to let it shine everywhere, the three bishops of Nebraska feel a responsibility to not only participate in the internal affairs of the church, but also to...

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