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February 2016

Lois Krautkremer, left, and her sister, Rose Kuhry, who has helped care for her sister, including taking her to Mass, since her polio diagnosis more than 60 years ago. And Krautkremer, with her continuous prayers, inspires her sister.

Krautkremer’s paintings depict numerous subjects, including her parents, the late James and Sophia Krautkremer.

Polio changes woman’s life, but not her faith

A tiny virus 61 years ago turned Lois Krautkremer’s life upside down – but she remained steadfast in her faith.

That virus – polio – struck when she was a sophomore at Papillion High School.

Mary Ann Tietjen teaches a Spanish class for Catholic school teachers, staff and administrators Feb. 11 at Mary Our Queen School in Omaha. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.

Special Spanish course available for teachers and administrators

Learn to greet people in Spanish; recite the Our Father and Hail Mary; talk about objects in a classroom or office … all with little or no initial background in the language.

Levi and Vicki Borst of St. Patrick Parish in Fremont share a quiet moment during the archdiocese’s marriage enrichment dinner Feb. 5 at Christ the King Church in Omaha. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.

Marriage enrichment program looks at couples’ ‘first love’

It was a surprise for Heidi Smith of St. Stephen the Martyr Parish in Omaha.

Her husband, Jason, told her only that he planned a romantic evening together.


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