The director of the archdiocese’s permanent diaconate program will be part of Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy celebrations this month in Rome – speaking May 27 to deacons from around the world about their vital role in serving the family.
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Journeying just a few blocks or several hours, the faithful of the archdiocese came together at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha May 15 to celebrate the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy on the Solemn Feast of Pentecost.
School Sister of St. Francis Beatus Laible, a native of Stuart who served 62 years in health care in Wisconsin, died April 21 at Sacred Heart Convent in Milwaukee. She was 92.
» Confirmation at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Omaha, St. Bridget-St. Rose Parish and St. Francis of Assisi Parish
Some years ago, I was blessed to walk with a family through the dying process of the family’s mother. She had overcome breast cancer before, but this second time around she would not be so lucky. Their acceptance, peace and love made them more of a blessing to me than I to them.
Among the Ten Commandments, one begins with the word "remember" … Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day. It reminds us to recall something we already know. There are commandments of mercy written into our very DNA. We already know them, but we need to remember them more explicitly. What are they?
The phone isn’t ringing – at work or at home. No cell phone calls either … or voicemails. No emails … or even text messages.
I hope you have had the chance to meet Lily. Lily is a very expressive second-grader from St. Joan of Arc in Omaha who was featured in a video we created for the annual Archbishop’s Dinner for Education. You see her whirling to articulate what her school and her growing faith mean to her.
Arguments in favor of research on human embryos typically play off our unfamiliarity with the way we once appeared and existed as embryos. Humans in their tiniest stages are indeed unfamiliar to us, and they hardly look anything like "one of us."