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In 2001, Father Joseph Miksch didn’t think a church could even be built for St. Isidore Parish in Columbus.
The story of teen-age Pakistani education activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai was more than a headline two years ago for Emily McKenna.
Many priests will have different homes starting in July, when new parish assignments take effect.
But the process that determined those new assignments began last fall, said Father Joseph Taphorn, moderator of the curia and vicar for clergy.
Encouragement from Archbishop George J. Lucas, honoring two businessmen for their faith-filled leadership and lessons a Swiss Guard learned from St. John Paul II were among highlights of the Catholic Professional & Business Club of Omaha’s Leading with Faith Awards luncheon.
The Divine Mercy Sunday celebration sponsored the last 19 years by the Apostolate for Family Consecration in Omaha will have some additional offerings in this Jubilee of Mercy.
Against a backdrop of metal studs, stacks of drywall and insulation, and workers busy at their tasks, Archbishop George J. Lucas donned a hard hat and entered a construction zone for a glimpse of the future.
Two solemn, prayerful opportunities to witness for life will be held at noon on Good Friday in Omaha and Bellevue, in front of abortion clinics as part of the Omaha area’s sixth annual Lenten observance of 40 Days for Life.
A "Make Mercy Real" campaign of bracelets and works of mercy is expanding from a way to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Sisters of Mercy’s service in the archdiocese to marking this year’s Jubilee of Mercy.