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February 2018

Paying homage to Don Briel

In the history of U.S. Catholic higher education since World War II, three seminal moments stand out: Msgr. John Tracy Ellis’ 1955 article, “American Catholics and the Intellectual Life”; the 1967 Land O’ Lakes statement, “The Idea of a Catholic University”; and the day Don Briel began the Catholic Studies program – and the Catholic

About praising famous people

Ron Chernow has written a splendid new biography of Ulysses S. Grant, and it has caused me to reflect on the judgments we make about historical figures.
I have long held Grant in low esteem, for several reasons. Everyone knows he had trouble controlling his drinking. But that’s not one of my reasons; he fought his demons and eventually overcame them. 

Theology Day – “Pope Francis, the Reformation, and the Spiritual Works of Ecumenism"

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 11:00am

Theology Day – “Pope Francis, the Reformation, and the Spiritual Works of Ecumenism”: March 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. John Vianney Parish’s social hall, 5801 Oak Hills Drive, Omaha. Presented by Shawn Colberg. Register to or call 320-363-3560. Freewill offering accepted to support the mission of the School of Theology and Seminary.

Shroud of Turin

Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Mar 15 2018.
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 5:15pm
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 5:15pm
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 5:15pm
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 5:15pm

Shroud of Turin: Presentation by American Confraternity of the Holy Shroud on history and features of the shroud, believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus, with a full size replica of the shroud. Feb. 22, 7-8 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish, 102 S. 9th St., Springfield. Mach 15, 7-8 p.m., St. Columbkille Parish, Steinhausen Center, 543 N. Jefferson St., Papillion. Contact Stan Isham at 402-630-4269 or

The Liberated Heart – Becoming a Transforming Presence of Love

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 8:30am

The Liberated Heart – Becoming a Transforming Presence of Love: March 3, 8:30 a.m. Mass, 9:30 a.m. opening prayer, 9:45 a.m. to noon presentation. Women’s morning of reflection at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 114th and Fort streets, Omaha. Cost $15 early registration. $20 at the door. Register to Jo Kusek at 402-572-0369 or

Servite Center of Compassion Christian Literature Book Group

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:00am

Servite Center of Compassion, 7400 Military Ave., Omaha. To register, call 402-951-3026, email or visit

  • Christian Literature Book Group: March 14, 10-11:30 a.m. March book is “Bread of Angels” (Lydia’s story). Leader will be Judith Barnes. Cost $5 per session. Bring your own book.


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