Catholics are called to speak the truth about the dignity of human life – that "each life is a beautiful expression of God’s creative plan" – but they must witness with more than words, Archbishop George J. Lucas told about 350 people at a Sept. 13 Vigil for Life Mass and Procession in Bellevue.
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The State of Nebraska requires by law that those who perform abortions report certain data to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) within 15 days of the month in which the abortions are performed. Every spring DHHS compiles this data and issues a statewide report of abortions.
On Sept. 4, a special investigative committee of the Nebraska Legislature conducted a hearing on the mind-boggling debacle of erroneous sentence-length calculations by the Department of Correctional Services (DCS). The entire proceeding at the State Capitol was live-streamed via Nebraska Educational Television.
We recently heard in Matthew’s Gospel Jesus’ comforting and heartening promise, "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."
On the evening of Sept. 12, 2006, my wife and I were dining in Cracow with Polish friends when an agitated Italian called, demanding to know what I thought of Pope Benedict’s speech about the Muslims.
"My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways." This line from the first reading this weekend prepares us for the parable in the Gospel where the landowner hires workers at different times of the day. Some worked all day, some only an hour, but all received a full day’s wage.
A lizard, python and wolf cub helped kindergarten through third-grade students learn about the importance of conservation and recycling at Holy Cross School in Omaha.
Second-graders at Holy Name School in Omaha learned about staying healthy and growing strong from a Rose Theater production at the school of "The Adventures of Nutrition Woman and Dr. Exercise."
An art teacher at Mercy High School in Omaha has been named Secondary Art Educator of the Year by the Nebraska Art Teachers Association.