This issue includes the annual Catholic Voice review of the top stories from the previous year. And from a Catholic perspective, 2015 was a big "news" year, both locally and at the national level.
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In place of his regular column, Greg Schleppenbach, executive director of the Nebraska Catholic Conference (NCC), shares timely information about church teaching on gender. Information includes commentary form Pope Benedict and Pope Francis, as well as background information on the topic.
Happy New Year. We are now in 2016 and find ourselves in an election year, too. We might be tempted to groan about this fact. But I want to invite people to look at this as an opportunity to allow our faith to shape our culture and nation.
Oprah Winfrey has joined Weight Watchers, which means she is not only a card-carrying, point-counting member of the weight-loss club, she also is a part owner.
To redeploy a phrase from President Ford, our "long national nightmare" – in this case, the semi-permanent presidential campaign – will be over in 11 months, or at least suspended for a year or so.
Seventh-graders Will Apayo, left, and Monydwel Deng help bake sugar cookies before Christmas at Holy Name School in Omaha. They were among 50 fourth- through eighth-graders using cookie cutters, sprinkles and other decorations to bring home a bag of cookies.
Fifth-graders at St. Pius X/St. Leo School in Omaha learned about scientists and then dressed like them to share their stories with friends and family members.
Urged to raise the money themselves, students at St. Cecilia School in Omaha participated in an Advent service project that helped stock the parish’s child care classrooms with games, art supplies and other items.
Four teachers from three archdiocesan schools recently were awarded $1,000 each for their work in STEM projects, which combine science, technology, engineering and math.
Artwork by three Catholic high school students in Omaha will be displayed at the Nebraska governor’s residence in Lincoln April 27 through June 2 in an exhibit titled, "My Life in Nebraska."