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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"

Date: 
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 csbsju.edu/sot/theology-day or call 320-363-3560. Freewill offering accepted to support the mission of the School of Theology and Seminary.

Shroud of Turin

Date: 
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 ishamstanley@gmail.com

The Liberated Heart – Becoming a Transforming Presence of Love

Date: 
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 jkusek9212@yahoo.com.

Servite Center of Compassion Christian Literature Book Group

Date: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:00am

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

  • 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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