For years, Father Lydell Lape, pastor of St. Anthony Parish in Columbus, has been accompanying people on their journey to full communion with the church.
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While Courage/EnCourage chapters are just getting started in some dioceses across the country, the Archdiocese of Omaha chapter has been serving people with same-sex attraction for many years.
Carrying colorful banners representing their schools, about two dozen eighth-graders – with more than 1,000 classmates looking on – helped lead the traditional opening and closing processions of a Feb. 4 Mass celebrating Catholic Schools Week (CSW) at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha.
Angela Kramer, a member of St. John Vianney Parish in Omaha, receives ashes on her forehead from Father Richard Reiser, pastor, during a Feb. 10 Ash Wednesday Mass at the church.
Learning about legislation important to the church and influencing lawmakers – those are among the goals of the second annual "Catholics at the Capitol," Feb. 24 in Lincoln.
» Stephen Center Dinner, Champions Run, Omaha
The season of Lent exposes two seemingly opposite aspects of our human nature. We begin with ashes, a harsh and somber reminder of our mortality. We are prodded to repentance: "Turn away from sin …"
Recently, after a colleague of mine presided at Eucharist, a woman from the congregation came up to him with this comment: "What a horrible Scripture reading today! If that’s the kind of God we’re worshipping, then I don’t want to go to heaven!"
For members of the clergy who sometimes wonder about the impact of their homilies, a recent CBS news report about the generosity of a California couple should be a sign of hope.