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Helping prepare an "altar of repose" with flowers and candles for the Eucharist after Holy Thursday Mass is a particularly meaningful part of Holy Week for Joan Koch of St. Michael Parish in South Sioux City.
School Sister of St. Francis Madeline Mary Greiner, who served nearly 50 years in schools in the archdiocese, including 39 years at Mary Our Queen in Omaha, died March 28 in Omaha. She was 94.
He begin Holy Week with such thought-provoking and inspiring themes in the word of God on Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion. They speak of very tragic and violent events. Yet they also convey a spirit of self-giving love and hope.
Good Friday was bad long before it was good, at least from outward appearances. God was being crucified by all that can go bad in the world: pride, jealousy, distrust, wound, self-interest, sin.
Evangelization. It’s been discussed in homilies, the subject of reports, a topic for seminars and workshops and even the focus of an entire year in the Catholic Church.
More than 160 Catholics from across Nebraska – even as far west as Scottsbluff – attended Catholics at the Capitol March 21 in Lincoln. The Nebraska Catholic Conference (NCC) was honored by the turnout and hopes the event will continue growing.
I wish to continue this month with some meditations on living mercy, particularly as mercy relates to the question of physician assisted suicide, or more accurately, physician prescribed suicide. Twenty-five states introduced legislation in 2015 to advance this form of suicide.
The place infants nod off and teens open up is also where road-weary adults will probe their spirituality: in the car.
The question of "who owns the church" has had a stormy history in Catholic America, although the terms of reference have changed considerably over time.