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October 2017

What is happening at Mass?

As many Catholics know, the Second Vatican Council famously referred to the liturgy as the "source and summit of the Christian life." And following the prompts of the great figures of the liturgical movement in the first half of the 20th century, the council fathers called for a fuller, more conscious and more ac


Members of the Mercy High School Singers entertain participants in the Mercy Secondary Education Conference at an Oct. 14 dinner hosted by the Omaha school.

Mercy school educators from around world meet in Omaha to discuss, respond to racism

About 170 educators and administrators from 45 Sisters of Mercy schools around the world gathered in Omaha to reflect on racism and how they can help combat it.


Father Jason Catania prepares the altar for Mass Oct. 12 at St. Barnabas Church in Omaha. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.

Former Anglican church to be dedicated

St. Barnabas Church in Omaha – whose then-Anglican congregation was received into the Catholic Church four years ago – will be formally dedicated as a place of Catholic worship Nov. 5 by Bishop Steven J. Lopes of the Houston-based Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.


Betsy Florez of St. Patrick Parish in Fremont, above, leads a discussion Oct. 15 at an encuentro session at St. Patrick Auditorium in Fremont.

Hispanics prepare for national encuentro

Betsy Florez said she wants to help Hispanic Catholics feel more comfortable answering God’s call to reach out to others, share the good news of Christ, and welcome people to encounter Jesus in the church.

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