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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...
Post date: 02/15/2019
Feb. 16: IXIM Spirits and Solidarity dinner, St. Stephen the Martyr Church, Omaha Feb. 17: Confirmation, St. Patrick Church, Gretna Feb. 18: Meeting with superiors of major religious congregations, Servite Center, Omaha; Spirit Catholic Radio 20th Anniversary Dinner, Embassy Suites, La Vista Feb. 19: Deposit and Loan Committee meeting, Chancery,...

Archbishop George J. Lucas greets first graders Lydia Julian, left, and Shyquan Foster after an all-school Mass Aug. 29 celebrating the 100th anniversary of Holy Name School as first-grade teacher Angelica O’Brien looks on. The school is one of 53 elementary and 17 secondary schools in the archdiocese, many marking Catholic Schools Week with special activities. MIKE MAY/STAFF
Post date: 02/01/2019
Excellent Catholic schools  the result of faith-filled sacrifice As this column is published we will be wrapping up the annual celebration of Catholic Schools Week here in the Archdiocese of Omaha and across our country. I have had the opportunity this week to celebrate Mass with groups of students and teachers representing both rural and urban...
Post date: 01/18/2019
                  In this week’s interview, communications manager David Hazen asks Archbishop George J. Lucas about the direction of pastoral planning efforts in the archdiocese and how lay people can best respond to the challenges and changes that lie ahead.   Q: 2019 will see continued developments in the pastoral...
Post date: 01/18/2019
Jan. 17-27 Visit to North American College, Rome   Jan. 29 Catholic Schools Week Mass, St. Mary Church, Norfolk   Jan. 30 Leadership team meeting, Chancery, Omaha  Personnel board meeting, Chancery, Omaha   Jan. 31 Catholic Schools Week Eighth Grade Mass, St. Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha Cloisters on the Platte board meeting...
Post date: 01/04/2019
In this week’s discussion, Archbishop George J. Lucas and communications manager David Hazen discuss the importance of the Feast of the Epiphany. The archbishop explains that the coming of the Magi invites us not only to look for Jesus in our own lives, but also share him with others. As specific ways to do these things in the new year, he urges...
Post date: 01/04/2019
Archbishop George J. Lucas’ scheduled activities: Jan. 2-8: Bishops retreat, Mundelein, Ill.  Jan. 9: Leadership Team meeting, Chancery, Omaha Jan. 10: ArchOmaha Unite Leadership Team meeting, CHI Health Center Arena, Omaha; Priests pastoral planning meeting, St. Patrick Parish, Fremont Jan. 15: St. John Paul II Newman Center Leadership Team...
Post date: 12/21/2018
In this week’s column, communications manager David Hazen asks Archbishop George J. Lucas how to celebrate Advent and prepare for Christmas, even in difficult times. The key, says the archbishop, is to remember that Jesus comes not only to those living at the time of his birth, and not only to those who will witness his second coming, but he also...
Post date: 12/21/2018
Archbishop George J. Lucas’ scheduled activities: Dec. 22-23: Seminarian retreat, Archdiocesan Retreat and Conference Center, Omaha Dec. 23: Mass, Omaha Correctional Center, Omaha Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Mass, St. Francis Borgia Church, Blair Dec. 25: Christmas Midnight Mass, St. Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha Dec. 27: Priest listening session and...
Post date: 12/06/2018
November 30, 2018 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This past summer, Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson requested the investigative files on Church personnel accused of criminal sexual misconduct* in Nebraska’s three Catholic dioceses since 1978.  The attorney general’s request followed the Pennsylvania grand jury report on decades of...

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