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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...

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: 01/04/2019
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...

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