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December 2016

Jim Fisher talks with Madonna School student Emily Guzinski, left, and others after a school Mass Dec. 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Photo by Mike May/Staff.

Faith helps Omaha man give despite challenges

Acceptance through faith.

It’s what helps Jim Fisher meet the challenges of a debilitating genetic condition and, instead of despairing, reach out to help others who also face challenges.

Father Kizito Okhuoya, pastor of St. Wenceslaus Parish in Verdigre and St. William Parish in Niobrara, with his Nativity set, including his addition of African animals. “I love wildlife, and I think about our Savior as the ‘new Adam,’ surrounded by all these wild animals,” he said. Photo by Deacon Keith Pavlik/for the Catholic Voice.

Celebrating Christmas far from home

Editors’ note: With Christmas a time of family celebrations, the Catholic Voice asked the 15 foreign-born priests serving the archdiocese how they celebrate Christmas so far from their homelands. Several shared some of their experiences.


Three teams begin groundwork in archdiocese’s pastoral vision plan

Three teams of about a dozen or more people each are beginning the groundwork for the Archdiocese of Omaha’s pastoral vision and priority plan – dedicated to determining what the archdiocese offers and laying out new ideas in the areas of evangelization and living God’s mercy, plus creating a culture of unity.


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