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November 2007

Professor looks at Jesuit contributions in new book

If the Jesuits are looking for a local spokesperson, they need not look any further than Dr. Eileen Wirth.

Not only has she worked professionally with the Jesuits for 16 years as a professor at Creighton University and entrusted them with the education of her son at Creighton Prep, she also has just completed a 211-page book on Jesuit high schools titled, "They Made All the Difference: Life-Changing Stories from Jesuit High Schools."

"I have fallen in love with Jesuit education," said Wirth, who chairs Creighton's journalism and mass communication department.

U.S. bishops approve political document

BALTIMORE - In what several bishops called "a watershed moment" for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the full body of bishops overwhelmingly approved a document intended to help Catholic voters form their consciences on a variety of issues before the 2008 elections.

"Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States" was approved on a 221-4 vote Nov. 14, the last public day of the Nov. 12-15 USCCB fall general assembly in Baltimore.

Catholic school students work together to bring meals to local families

Students from Omaha's Catholic high schools compete throughout the year in sports, drama and speech.

But for the past 40 years, students from these same schools have been working together to feed underprivileged families during the Christmas season.

Operation Others, a non-profit, student-run program, provides two weeks worth of food to about 1,600 families in the Omaha area as well as Native American families living on the Winnebago reservation.

Catholic school students work together to bring meals to local families

Students from Omaha's Catholic high schools compete throughout the year in sports, drama and speech.

But for the past 40 years, students from these same schools have been working together to feed underprivileged families during the Christmas season.

Operation Others, a non-profit, student-run program, provides two weeks worth of food to about 1,600 families in the Omaha area as well as Native American families living on the Winnebago reservation.

Pope to visit New York and Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON - Pope Benedict XVI will visit Washington, D.C., and New York in April.

Archbishop Pietro Sambi, apostolic nuncio to the United States, confirmed the dates of the papal trip and announced the pope's itinerary in remarks Nov. 12 at the annual fall meeting of the U.S. bishops in Baltimore, Md.

"Peter, the rock on which Jesus founded this church, will be among us in the person of his successor, Benedict the XVI," Archbishop Sambi told the bishops.

Pope names three archdiocesan priests as monsignors

Three priests of the Archdiocese of Omaha have been named Chaplains of His Holiness with the title of monsignor by Pope Benedict XVI.

Fathers James Gilg, Ralph Steffensmeier and William Whelan will receive the diploma from Archbishop Elden Francis Curtiss at a service Thursday, Dec. 13, at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha.

The public is invited to attend the 7 p.m. service. A reception will follow at the Cathedral Cultural Center.

Catholic Voice seeks stories on traditions

Share. Win. Help.

Those are the key words in a special Christmas program announced this week by the Catholic Voice.

Called "Faith and Family at Christmas: Celebrating Christ's Birth in the Heartland", the reader participation program focuses on traditions - faith and family/ethnic - of Catholic Voice readers.

Readers who "share" their tradition stories through Catholic Voice Online will be eligible to "win" gift certificates from four Omaha retailers, and their effort might also "help" the charity of their choice.

LaPUZZA-Nettie

LaPUZZA-Nettie, 95. Funeral Nov. 15 at St. Patrick Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Tony LaPuzza; grandson, Jeff L. Leonard. Survived by daughters and son-in-law, Nettie Lou Leonard, and Patricia and Glen Moore; brother and sister-in-law, Sebastian and Antoinette Catalano; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

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HOBZA-Martin J.

HOBZA-Martin J., 88. Visitation 3 p.m., vigil service 7 p.m., both Nov. 15 at the funeral home. Funeral 10 a.m., Nov. 16 at St. John Vianney Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by wife, Mildred E. Hobza. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Bob Mixan, Rita and Mike Cain, and Janet Bogatz; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Muriel Glathier, Lincoln. Memorials to St. John Vianney Church.

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