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November 2018


Art teacher Rebekah Menzel of St. Mary School in Bellevue enjoys the music with Zeb Crider, of St. Mary Parish in Bellevue, while national evangelist and singer Steve Angrisano performs at a teacher and parish catechist rally Oct. 23 in West Point. DELORES MEISTER

Catholic Schools Office’s faith rally draws teachers, catechists to West Point

About 100 Catholic school teachers and parish catechists gathered in West Point Oct. 22 for a faith rally with nationally known Catholic singer and storyteller Steve Angrisano.

Sponsored by the Catholic Schools Office, it was an opportunity to energize, inspire and build community, said Chris Nelson, executive director of the five-school Catholic School Consortium in Omaha.

Rallying for vocations

Rosie Brokke, left, a sophomore at Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School in Bellevue, helps fire up sixth-graders gathered Oct. 26 for the archdiocese’s annual Vocations Awareness Day at Gross Catholic. Assisting Brokke are classmate Rachel Culhane, center, and schoolmate Sophie Egermier, a junior. The special day for vocations has been held the past 14 years in the archdiocese.

What Archbishop Lucas learned from listening sessions on the sexual abuse crisis

In October, Archbishop George J. Lucas conducted listening sessions on the sexual abuse scandals with parishioners across the archdiocese. In this week’s interview, communication manager David Hazen speaks with the archbishop about what he learned at those meetings and his commitment to even higher standards of ministerial and personal conduct on the part of bishops and priests.

Preparing for Election Day on Nov. 6

It’s never too late to prepare for Election Day! This is as true for the less appreciated and underrated midterm elections as it is for a politically heightened presidential election cycle. As the upcoming Nov. 6 midterm elections approach, I want to offer a few thoughts as you prepare to exercise your faithful citizenship.

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