Catholic schools are a vital aspect of the church’s mission to preach the Gospel in the new evangelization and reach out to all people, including the sometimes underserved Latino and other minority populations, Archbishop George J.
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P.J. Mooney, an eighth-grader at St. Pius X/St. Leo School in Omaha, likes combining science, technology, engineering and math as part of an after-school program that currently has students suggesting ways to make the school fully accessible to the handicapped, more energy-efficient and centrally air-conditioned.
Good things happen when students gather after school to pray and talk.
Just ask Chloe Fecci, a seventh-grader at St. Margaret Mary School in Omaha and member of the parish’s Junior Legion of Mary.
For all the success the St. Francis High School football team in Humphrey had in 2014 en route to a Class D-2 district title and 10-1 record, the Flyers’ most memorable moment may have come off the field before the season began.
Students at Catholic schools in Howells, Dodge and Clarkson will gather Jan. 29 to share faith, fun and food while celebrating National Catholic Schools Week, just one example of community-building that takes a variety of forms every day in schools across the archdiocese, one organizer said.
We can never be challenged too strongly with regards to being committed to social justice. A key, non-negotiable summons that comes from Jesus himself is precisely the challenge to reach out to the poor, to the excluded, to those whom society deems expendable.
When I was a little boy, our family lived on an acreage that backed up to a river. I first started fishing with my five older brothers when I was 4 or 5 years old. We would catch frogs, and all we used was a stick with some line wound around it and a hook.
Sister Sally Furay of the Society of the Sacred Heart – an Omaha native and a lawyer who served more than 40 years as a college teacher and administrator at the University of San Diego – died Jan. 10 after a stroke. She was 88.
Sister of Mercy Mary Jude Graham – who taught philosophy for 21 years at College of Saint Mary and 17 years at Creighton University, both in Omaha – died Dec. 31 of an apparent heart attack.
She was 95 – and a religious sister for 77 years.
Ninety-five years ago, Robert Meyer, a teacher at Zion Lutheran Church School near Hampton, was arrested, charged in Hamilton County Court with violating the state’s Siman Act and fined $25.