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February 2018

Official schedule

Feb. 17
Presenter for Day of Recollection – Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, St. Louis
Feb. 18
» Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – St. Cecilia Cathedral, Omaha
Feb. 19

Father Owen Korte, pastor, answers prekindergarten students’ questions about baptism during a Jan. 10 religious education session at Holy Trinity Church in Hartington. Time with the students from the parish school included modeling a baptism with a baby doll.

Baptism class

Kindergartners at St. Boniface School in Elgin wear paper glasses cut into the number 100 as they celebrate 100 days of school Jan. 18. Chloe Kielty, left, and Cecil Shavlik are in foreground. Back row from left are Anna Stuhr, James Lodge, Harmon Borer, Liam Pelster and Sawyer Veik.

100 days!

Creative coders rewarded at Marian

Four Marian High School seniors’ creation of a prototype computer application to help remind consumers of the freshness of foods in their refrigerators won the Congressional App Challenge in Nebraska’s Second Congressional District, and the students will show off their invention in Washington.

The power of one senator

On Feb. 5, the state Legislature’s Appropriations Committee held a public hearing on pro-life language in Gov. Pete Ricketts’ proposed budget. The public hearing was a study in contrast between Planned Parenthood supporters and taxpayers who refuse to have their tax dollars given to entities that engage in abortion.

Truly empowering women?

The biggest news at the Golden Globes this year was not which television series won the most honors. It was Oprah Winfrey’s speech, saying of the “brutally powerful men” in Hollywood who have sexually harassed and abused women: “Their time is up!” 


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