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.
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» Mass, Hispanic Cursillo anniversary, Assumption Church, Omaha
The parable of the landowner who planted the vineyard is a beautiful allegory symbolizing the abundant kindness and care God the Father offers to each of us as his children. He places the needs of our souls at the top of his list of priorities.
Remember the analogy from previous columns of prayer as a race? A runner who does not know where the finish line lies is unlikely to win the race. Similarly, a Christian who does not understand the goal of prayer is not likely to attain it.
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.
If Jesus matters, then we must figure out who he is. This will tell us why he matters. And the most pressing question about Jesus’ identity is whether he is really God. For if he is not God, he has no power to save us.
Every October, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities issues a new theme for its Respect Life Program.
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.
How blessed I have been this year to join the amazing team of caring professionals at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha as their chief executive!