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June 2015


Msgr. James Gilg holds a wooden statuette in his office May 29 depicting Jesus the good shepherd. Msgr. Gilg said it symbolizes the need for teachers to walk with – and sometimes carry – their students. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.

Monsignor not going back to school this fall

This fall will be different for Msgr. James Gilg.

"For the first time since I was 5 years old, I’m not going back to school," said Msgr. Gilg, 74, with a smile, as he prepares to step away June 30 from a 49-year career in Catholic education.


Boys Town statue depicting Father Edward Flanagan with some of the youth he helped. Catholic Voice file photo.

Mass to celebrate advancement of Father Flanagan sainthood effort

A bishop and a priest from Father Edward Flanagan’s home diocese in Ireland will be among those traveling to Omaha for a June 18 Mass marking advancement to Rome of the Boys Town founder’s sainthood cause.


Cathi Snyder, left, safe environment coordinator for the archdiocese, and Notre Dame Sister Celeste Wobeter – both members of the Coalition on Human Trafficking – stand in front of the coalition’s billboard message near 13th and Mason streets in Omaha. Photo by Susan Szalewski.

Coalition steps up fight against human trafficking

A coalition involving the archdiocese, three orders of religious sisters, nonprofit groups and law enforcement is working on several fronts to stop human trafficking.

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