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June 2015

Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart’s Mock Trial team: From left, front row, Natalie Taylor, Ariana Haddad, Collette Hanusek, Divya Nimmagadda, Elizabeth Matthews; back row, Molly Laughlin, Taylor Anderson and Claire Benedix.

Duchesne wins national mock trial championship

Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart’s first trip to the National High School Mock Trial Championship ended on a happy note – the Omaha school became the first from Nebraska to capture the national title since the event’s inaugural year in 1984.

A long journey ends

This is my 1,200th Capitol Correspondent column. That number has been reasonably verified, thanks to assistance from Sister Patricia Radek, archivist for the Diocese of Lincoln, and a supplemental visit to the microfilm library at the Nebraska State Historical Society.

The Catholic Church’s German crisis

The 21st-century church owes a lot to 20th-century German Catholicism: for its generosity to Catholics in the Third World; for the witness of martyrs such as Alfred Delp, Bernhard Lichtenberg and Edith Stein; for its contributions to Biblical studies, systematic and moral theology, liturgical renewal and Catholic social doctrine, through whic


HERBERT-James F. Funeral Mass June 13 at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, James A. and Helen Herbert.


ROHLFING-Barbara R., 78. Funeral Mass June 13 at St. Philip Neri/Blessed Sacrament Church. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Robert Rohlfing; daughter-in-law, Michelle Rohlfing.


SEMPEK-James C., 75. Funeral service June 12 at the funeral home. Interment St. John Cemetery, Bellevue. Preceded in death by parents, Carl and Victoria. Survived by children and spouses, Loretta and Donnie Pierce, Lewis, Peggy and Wayne May, Richard, and Sheldon and Amy; 14 grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Laurie; sister, Carol Sempek-Aita.


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