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April 2016

Grace can be part of aging

It seems odd, even a bit repulsive, when we encounter tales of elderly men running after women who are young enough to be their granddaughters. The wheelchair-bound billionaire oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall was 89 years old when he married the 26-year-old Anna Nicole Smith.

The merciful grace of the truth

At the Easter Vigil a few weeks ago, tens of thousands of men and women, mature adults, were baptized or entered into full communion with the Catholic Church. Each of them walked a unique itinerary of conversion; each of these "newborn babes" (1 Pt 2:2) is a singular work of the Holy Spirit.

Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.

Celebrating life

Pre-kindergarten teacher Michelle Vamosi helps her students Kenna Brungardt, in pink coat, Gemma Green, Erica Afele and Lizzie Welsch write their names and birth dates on the sidewalk April 4 at St. Bernard School in Omaha.

Last Supper

Father Steven Emanuel, president of Guardian Angels Central Catholic School in West Point, helps second-graders during Holy Week honor and better understand the Lord’s Last Supper. The students’ teacher, Jane Knobbe, has organized the special event for the past 25 years. Father Emanuel also is pastor of four parishes: St.


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