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Students, teachers and parents across the archdiocese celebrated Catholic Schools Week Jan. 29 to Feb. 4 with prayers, games and service to others.
Ever eat a handful of salt? Or drink a glass of ocean water?
Of course not. Salt by itself does not taste particularly good. It might even make you sick.
Early Christian monks believed in something they called "Acedia." In a more colloquial sense, they called it the "Noonday Devil," a name that essentially describes the concept.
In a recent Catholic Voice, syndicated columnist George Weigel wrote about "fake history," and how that impacts decisions and perceptions today.
Any given week, numerous issues could become the topic of this column. Some weeks, the topic is easy to determine. Other weeks, it is difficult. This is one of those "other weeks." Because of that, I want to highlight a few key issues/events.
In my column last month, I shared some thoughts on the meaning of mercy. I’d like to continue my reflections on mercy based on the pastoral priorities Archbishop Lucas has given us, expressed in the phrase "One church, encountering Jesus, equipping disciples, living mercy."
Spend a day in a surgery waiting room and you’ll witness a hundred quiet acts of mercy.
On January 20, Pope Francis authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to publish decrees acknowledging the “heroic virtues” of six men and one woman: two diocesan priests, three priests in religious orders, the foundress of an Italian religious community, and a Polish layman.
Archbishop George J. Lucas joined more than 250 high school students and others from the Archdiocese of Omaha at the Jan.