It was founded 100 years ago to help meet people’s spiritual and physical needs on the outskirts of a growing Omaha. And today, it is welcoming a growing Hispanic community in its now-urban neighborhood.
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Some might say God has been gently nudging Mauricio Tovar toward the priesthood since he was a child growing up in a devout Catholic family in central Mexico.
Juan José González Lara is serving this summer at Divine Mercy Parish in Schuyler. And the seminarian, who just finished his third year at Conception Seminary College in Conception, Mo., said he has learned a great deal.
Experiencing for the first time the many duties of a parish priest – celebrating Mass, making hospital visits, hearing confessions, planning and presiding at funerals, baptizing infants, attending meetings – can be exhausting.
The house was constructed of discarded boards, with tin for a roof and cloth draping for a door. It was perhaps the poorest home Allison Condon had ever entered.
An Aug. 21 solar eclipse will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
On that day, the moon will completely cover the sun in an area 70 miles wide – with a trajectory across the country that in Nebraska will encompass towns from Scottsbluff to Falls City.
It’s a good thing there were two gyms. Both were busy as about 300 youths and 600 adults gathered for music, prayer, skits and talks July 29-30 at Hispanic congresses at V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha.
Religious sisters serve in a variety of capacities – as school teachers, religious education coordinators, pastoral ministers, administrators, nurses, psychotherapists – and the list goes on.
The Catholic Voice is moving out of the building it has called home for 51 years at 61st and Northwest Radial Highway in Omaha.
But it won’t be far away and will be easy to find as it joins other ministries of the archdiocese in Mercy Hall at 3300 N. 60th St.
Fourteen people from the Archdiocese of Omaha returned from the National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC) in Orlando, Fla., newly inspired to spread the faith and defeat exclusion and indifference.