An organization working against abortion through persuasive and compassionate dialogue is making the rounds in the Omaha archdiocese this month.
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Scrubbing and wrapping potatoes is only one of the hands-on experiences students at Our Lady of Lourdes School in Omaha are gaining as they join parishioners in helping the homeless through the "Feeding the Hungry" outreach.
Together, but separate – that might be one description of an interfaith marriage.
Some had practical suggestions, others more spiritual, when the Catholic Voice asked second-graders at two archdiocesan schools to offer advice to men and women preparing to get married.
Finding ways to help people encounter Christ through prayer, community and service is at the heart of the archdiocese’s pastoral vision and priority plan.
Serving unmet needs, providing access to a decent, clean bed, and helping donors feel a part of the mission with a monthly giving program and periodic in-person updates.
Each spring, the Catholic Voice takes an up-close look – from a variety of angles – at the sacrament of marriage. This year’s Marriage Emphasis coverage begins on this page, with second-graders from St. Joan of Arc School in Omaha and Archbishop Bergan School in Fremont offering spiritual, practical and whimsical advice to engaged couples.
Twenty-one men – the largest class being formed as permanent deacons since the ministry began in the archdiocese in 1973 – are preparing to be ordained in two ceremonies a week apart at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha.
Repentance, thanksgiving and hope.
Those three emotions will run through prayer services bringing Catholics and Lutherans together in Omaha next month and in September to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
Time for one another.