Every time the camera flashed, Krissy Hartung, 43, looked up from the bookmark she was coloring and smiled.
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Four miscarriages. A bout with breast cancer. Her husband’s recent death. The demands of caring for a daughter with special needs.
They’d hoped for four or five – they got more than a dozen.
An increase in homelessness and seasonal unemployment are fueling a greater need for food donations heading into the holiday season at Catholic Charities’ Juan Diego Center food pantry in south Omaha.
The Missionary Society of St. Columban, with its U.S. headquarters near Bellevue, is celebrating its 100th anniversary through a series of events in the coming year.
Father Paz, 36, grew up in the coastal town of Bangar in the northern Philippines. A great-uncle he kept in touch with via letters was a missionary priest with the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary who served in the Dominican Republic and Mexico.
Growing up in Bellevue with faith-filled parents who spent time with the Columban Fathers, and a dad who traveled the world as a major in the Air Force, helped sow the seeds of mission for Father Saenz, 50.
It might have been the Columban and Maryknoll mission magazines lying around the Iowa farmhouses where his family lived, first near Missouri Valley, then Neola and Council Bluffs. Father O’Rourke can’t quite remember.
One year after Nebraska voters reinstated the death penalty, state officials said they will seek to execute death row inmate Jose Sandoval, who with three other men entered a Norfolk bank in 2002 and killed four bank employees and a customer.
Archbishop George J. Lucas will preside at a Dec. 5 prayer service for sexual abuse victims, especially those harmed by someone in authority in the church.