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October 2017

WOLFF-Sister Loretto, OP

WOLFF-Sister Loretto, OP, 94. Funeral Mass Oct. 6 at Dominican Motherhouse, Sinsinawa, WI. Burial in the Motherhouse Cemetery. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Lorretto (Walsh) Wolff Sr.; sisters, Margaret Schonebaum and Elaine Filkins; brothers, Joseph Wolff Jr., Vincent Wolff and Robert Wolff.


Jackie Bartek, second from right, receives an Our Lady of Good Counsel Medal as winner of the Mullen Memorial Award in West Point Sept. 25 as part the Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (OACCW) convention. Past OACCW president Theresa Pavlik presents the medal, Elaine Kimes, president of St. John the Baptist Christian Mothers, presents roses and retired Father James Kramper, former OACCW spiritual director, returns a poster (now framed) that Bartek created and carried for many years to Right to Life events. Photo by Delores Meister/For the Catholic Voice.

More than 160 women gather at convention

Dedicating the day to St. Joseph as protector of the church, more than 160 women from 67 parishes gathered in West Point Sept. 25 for the 93rd annual convention of the Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (OACCW).


More than 300 people join a procession from St. Mary Church in Bellevue to a nearby abortion clinic Sept. 23, during the annual Vigil for Life led by Archbishop George J. Lucas.

Archbishop Lucas leads the rosary with Father Kevin Vogel, chaplain for the archdiocese’s Respect Life Apostolate and pastor of St. Boniface Parish in Elgin and St. Bonaventure Parish in Raeville, left, and Deacon Terry Ficenec of St. Joseph Parish in Springfield. Behind them is Father Patrick Nields, associate pastor of St. Columbkille Parish in Papillion.

Bearing public witness in Bellevue

Embracing God’s word with a generous heart and bearing good fruit through perseverance describes people involved in the pro-life movement, Archbishop George J. Lucas told more than 300 people at the 17th annual Vigil for Life Mass and procession at St. Mary Church in Bellevue.


Cheryl Morgan, fourth-grade teacher at Sacred Heart School in Omaha, which is part of the Christian Urban Education Service (CUES), checks Benjamin Dappah’s work Sept. 27 as he completes an assignment on his laptop computer. Photo by Mike May/Staff.

Three schools take new approach to governance

Academic excellence, accountability and efficiency.

Those are the three main goals of a new approach to governance for three Omaha Catholic schools that make up the Christian Urban Education Service (CUES).


Dolores Wieser, a cousin to Blessed Father Stanley Francis Rother and member of St. Isidore Parish in Columbus, views memorabilia of Father Rother on display at St. Francis de Sales Chapel in Oklahoma City. Photos courtesy of Christine Salerno.

Doris Horne, a cousin of Blessed Father Rother and member of St. Bonaventure Parish in Columbus, views memorabilia of Father Rother’s on display in Oklahoma City. With her are cousins Diane Svehla of St. Leo the Great Parish and John Fuchs of Mary Our Queen Parish, both in Omaha.

Nebraskans celebrate priest-cousin’s beatification

Doris Horne of Columbus was particularly moved as the large, colorful banner of her cousin, Father Stanley Francis Rother, was unveiled immediately after the reading of the apostolic letter declaring him "Blessed."

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