Don Currey was a 30-year-old graduate student when he cut down the world’s oldest tree.
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Some time ago, readers may recall the listening sessions which Archbishop George J. Lucas held around the archdiocese to elicit comments about pastoral priorities for the future.
The archbishop of Toronto is given to deprecating himself as "just a simple country cardinal." In my experience, though, Cardinal Thomas Collins is one of the premier leaders of the Catholic Church today.
Funeral Mass Jan. 5 at Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel. Interment, Our Lady of Sorrows Convent Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, Cyril and Margaret Walling; brothers, Cyril Walling and Gerald Walling.
Funeral Mass Jan. 5 at St. Wenceslaus Church. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by husband, Richard “Dick.” Survived by daughter, Mary (Tom) Morinelli; two granddaughters; great-grandson. Memorials to St. Wenceslaus Church. Heafey-Heafey-Hoffman-Dworak-Cutler
To be “in the dark” is usually not a good thing. It could mean you’re clueless or you don’t have enough information to make a good choice, or offer an opinion.
So much of life, particularly today, constitutes an unconscious conspiracy against reading. Lack of time, the pressure of our jobs, and electronic technology, among other things, are more and more putting books out of reach and out of mind. There is never enough time to read.
Father Frank Jindra, pastor, adjusts a paper ornament Dec. 28 on a Christmas tree at Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Omaha honoring the Lithuanian culture. Additional trees honor the three other major ethnic populations of the parish. A close look at the decorations, right, include Lithuanian, followed by Slovenian dried fruit, Croatian ornaments and Mexican-Latin American poinsettias.
Kindergartner Jackson Kuhn-Wozniak holds his surprise gift up high at St. Bernard School in Omaha Dec. 20 as he and classmates celebrate Christmas a little early thanks to the generosity of the parish’s business manager and director of stewardship and development, Rose Flores, her husband, Rick, and others at the school.
Cooper Gintz, a second-grader at Holy Name School in Omaha, shops for Christmas presents Dec. 16 at the school’s Christmas Corner Shoppe. Sponsored by the Parent Club, the project provides bargain-priced items and a free gift to students just for participating.