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During my first few years of seminary, my spiritual director – a Jesuit priest – asked me whose kingdom I was seeking to build ... my own or that of Christ.
Atheism is a parasite that feeds on bad religion. That’s why, in the end, atheistic critics are our friends. They hold our feet to the fire.
Tom Wendt of Omaha was addicted first to alcohol, then methamphetamines.
Awaiting trial six years ago on several drug counts, he was placed at the Siena/Francis House and its addiction recovery program, where a counselor told him he needed to go on a retreat.
The weeks before Christmas often are filled with tasks such as sending Christmas cards, baking, attending holiday parties and buying and wrapping gifts.
The shelves empty quickly at the St. Martin de Porres food pantry in Catholic Charities’ Christ Child North Center, and help is needed as winter and the holiday season approach.
"We need supplies like crazy," said Carrie Walter, program director.
Keeping Christ in Christmas might be difficult for some.
Disappointed that Nebraskans Nov. 8 reinstated the death penalty in Nebraska, the state’s three bishops said they will continue to call for repeal of capital punishment in the state and hope for reform of the criminal justice system.
On the final weekend of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy – Nov. 19 and 20 – Catholics across the archdiocese and around the country have a special opportunity to show mercy and help the poor.
People across the archdiocese will have an opportunity to congratulate Omaha native and Cardinal-designate Blase J. Cupich after he is brought into the College of Cardinals.