With prayers, blessings and a shovel, Archbishop George J. Lucas helped break ground June 30 on construction of the St. John Paul II Newman Center near the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).
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ALLGOOD-Vivian G. (Gibilisco), 90. Funeral Mass July 2 at Holy Cross Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Survived by sister-in-law, Lucille I. Gibilisco; nieces; nephews; relatives; friends. Memorials to the family.
CAPPELLANO-Thomas L., 85. Funeral Mass July 2 at St. Frances Cabrini Church. Preceded in death by parents, Andrew and Rose; brother, Paul; sister, Louise Revers. Survived by wife, Emma J.
MALONEY-Kathleen M., 74. Funeral Mass July 2 at St. Patrick Church, Elkhorn. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, John Maloney; parents, Dr. Bernard and Irene Kenney; brothers, Bernard, Richard, Emmett and John; sisters, Joan and Jeannene.
OVERFELT-John C. “Jack,” 88. Funeral Mass July 2 at St. Thomas More Church. Entombment Calvary Mausoleum. Preceded in death by sisters, Julia Nelsen and Rose Heavey. Survived by wife, Marie; brother and sister-in-law, James and Louise; nieces; nephews.
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VALDEZ-Arlene M., 78. Funeral Mass July 1 at St. Philip Neri Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Raymond. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Ray and Terri, Gabriel, Ricardo and Billie, Anthony, Rafael and Jamie, and Christopher; sister, Hazel Walker; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews.
LAIRD-Michael F., 65. Funeral Mass June 30 at Holy Cross Church. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Grace Laird. Survived by wife, Linda; son, Patrick; daughter, Ann Marie McNamara, Hiawatha, Iowa; two grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Richard Kudlacek, Waterloo; family; friends.
RACHWALIK-Jerome “Jerry: J., Sr., 80. Funeral Mass June 29 at St. Wenceslaus Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by brother, Francis “Sonny”.
Nebraska’s bishops spoke out for marriage as “the sacred union of one man and one woman” in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26 ruling that lifted same-sex marriage bans across the country.
In light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision allowing same-sex marriage across the country, what can Catholics do to support traditional marriage?
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has provided numerous resources to help people understand and address the issue.