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October 2017

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos shakes kindergartners hands Sept. 14 at St. Mary School in Lincoln. Photo by Cathy Blankenau Bender/Southern Nebraska Register.

DeVos visits Catholic school in Lincoln

LINCOLN – St. Mary School, across from the state Capitol, was one stop for U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Sept. 14, as part of her national Rethink Schools tour that included private and public schools in Omaha.

Peter Claver vs. Immanuel Kant

One of the greatest heroes of the social justice wing of the church is, quite rightly, the 17th century "slave of the slaves," St. Peter Claver. Born in Barcelona, Claver joined the Society of Jesus and was known, even as a young man, as a person of deep intelligence and piety.

Observing World Mission Sunday

Later this month will be the collection for World Mission Sunday, a collection held all over the country for the Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith. In our local diocese I am the director, and I’d like to write a bit about this collection and global solidarity.


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