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March 2018

State Sen. Lou Ann Linehan of Elkhorn discusses legislation as Tom Venzor (standing), executive director of the Nebraska Catholic Conference, and others listen Feb. 15 at the state Capitol as part of Catholics at the Capitol.

Big week ahead for scholarship bill

Next week is important for backers of LB295, the Opportunity Scholarships Act.
For the first time in more than two decades, the bill designed to provide scholarships to low- and middle-income families who want to send their children to Catholic or other private schools – or any school choice bill like it – will be considered by the full Legislature.

Father Joseph Miksch, pastor of St. Isidore Parish in Columbus, talks to about 360 people from 36 parishes across the archdiocese at a Feb. 11 Christians Encounter Christ gathering with a focus on evangelization at Columbus High School.

Christians Encounter Christ helps spark a new flame of evangelization

A Christians Encounter Christ (CEC) “Spread the Fire” gathering in Columbus was the spark Ann Kudron hoped for to renew her desire to evangelize.

Prayer rally for marriage

A prayer rally to support traditional marriage will be held at noon March 17 on the northeast corner of 76th and Dodge streets in Omaha.

It will be one of more than 2,000 rallies around the country organized by America Needs Fatima in defense of God’s plan for marriage.

Third-graders Elizabeth Moser and Gavin Kallhoff examine an owl pellet – undigested food the birds spit out – as they study the food chain at St. Boniface School in Elgin. Third-graders also are working with a 3-D computer on loan to the school that gives them a realistic view of what they are discovering as they study aspects of the food chain.

Juniors Lizzie Byrne, center, and Kristin Beduhn introduce a puppy to patrons at Marian High School’s 36th annual MarianFEST Feb. 2 in Omaha. More than 500 people helped raise $450,000 for the Omaha school’s scholarships and tuition assistance.

So cute!


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