Editors’ Note: The Catholic Voice each year recognizes the services and plans of retiring priests with stories as those decisions are announced in the late spring or early summer. But the newspaper missed Father Ronald Battiato’s September retirement in 2011.
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The big parishes of the archdiocese might well be expected to top contributions in any financial campaign in the archdiocese.
Well, almost any.
Father James Kramper doesn’t know if his parishes led the archdiocese in Rice Bowl collections before he came to the Ewing area in 2008.
Now it’s your turn. In January, this column cited the importance – even the necessity – of church leaders speaking out on government policy issues.
Barronelle Stutzman is an ordinary citizen with an extraordinary adventure over the last few years. Stutzman, a woman of Christian faith, is the owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Wash.
The last two months I’ve been writing about mercy and how it connects to our faith in the context of Archbishop George J. Lucas’ pastoral priorities. Those priorities are expressed in the phrase "One Church: encountering Jesus, equipping disciples and living mercy."
The old farmers used to say you should leave a field better than you found it. Sometimes that called for heavy lifting. Other times it just meant picking up a rock as you crossed and placing it at the field’s edge.
Some preliminaries: I quite agree that the United Nations is a sad, and sometimes malicious, joke. I understand that some people have been the victims of a globalized world economy and that the "Davos people" who run that economy have (like most of the rest of us) paid them too little heed.
Fourth-graders Agnes Lampe, left, and Emily Cech dissect a frog at St. Philip Neri School in Omaha as they learn about the digestive system in their science studies.
Mount Michael Benedictine School took top honors in the Feb. 17-18 Nebraska Academic Decathlon in Omaha.
But that wasn’t the only "first" for the Elkhorn area school.