It’s a standing offer, an open invitation to Boys Town graduates – a weekly dinner at an Omaha restaurant. And Father Val Peter picks up the check.
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The God of our ancestors is a God of relationships. God is three-in-one, a community of persons we refer to as "Father, Son and Holy Spirit." God comes to us as a loving person.
"I go on ahead to prepare a place for you!" Jesus speaks those words to his disciples on the eve of his death as he sits at table with them and senses their sadness as they grapple with his dying, his going away.
Sometimes we don’t see the value of people, situations and events until they are in the past. With retirement from the Catholic Voice just weeks away, rearview mirror images already are popping up about my 16 years at this 114-year-old institution.
The Nebraska Legislature’s Revenue Committee May 18 voted 5-3 to advance the Opportunity Scholarships Act (LB295) to General File (see below for information to send a thank-you to the senators who supported LB295).
In this, my final installment of reflections on living mercy, I wanted to draw from Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation "Evangelii Gaudium," the Joy of the Gospel. In that document, the Holy Father speaks to us about missionary discipleship, which is part of the pastoral vision of our archdiocese and which includes unity and living mercy.
Rachel Gardner has a bad habit: She says yes when she ought to say no.
A friend will ask to do lunch on Wednesday.
Photographs can capture exceptional moments in an iconic way, making the original experience "present" emotionally as well as pictorially.
Sara Dykman of Kansas City, Kan., and Beyond a Book adventure-based education, visits with third-graders May 18 at St. Margaret Mary School in Omaha in their monarch garden. The visit was part of Dykman’s 10,000-mile "ButterBike" bike ride following the monarch migration from Mexico and talking about challenges the butterflies face.
Transitional Deacons Taylor Leffler, left, Patrick Moser and Padraic Stack pose after their May 26 ordinations with Archbishop George J. Lucas at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. The men will spend the coming year preparing for ordination to the priesthood. Photo by Marc May.