GUTGSELL-Francis Lee, 100. Funeral service Jan. 21 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Preceded in death by first wife, Josephine; grandson, Christopher Pfau; stepson, Doug Jasa. Survived by second wife, Barbara (Jasa); sons and daughters-in-law, Father Michael F., James K., and Father Stephen J., Thomas A.
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MURPHY-Patricia A., 64. Funeral Mass Jan. 21 at St. Joan of Arc Church. Private interment. Preceded in death by husband, Earl T. “Murph” Murphy; brother, Bill Ratcliff. Survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Joel Kassera, and Ben and Lisa Kassera; four grandchildren; sister, Sally Burkhiser. Memorials to the family.
PELAN-Mark A., 47. Funeral Mass Jan. 21 at St. Wenceslaus Church. Private family interment Resurrection Cemetery.
A pre-term baby condemned to death by abortion – but somehow surviving and years later telling the tale. An abusive father’s spiritual transformation and a son’s forgiveness.
Nebraska State Senator Joni Albrecht, District 17, introduced legislation in the Unicameral Jan. 11 that is both pro-life and “pro-choice.”
LB209 would expand the state’s informed consent law to include information about an available treatment to reverse the effects of the abortion pill, or medication abortion.
Giving back to the church is nothing new for Brent and Michele Pohlman. But now they stand poised to give their greatest gift of all.
Members of St. Gerald Parish in Ralston, they are thankful for the many gifts their faith, their parish and Catholic schools have given them and their five children.
A Jan. 20 concert at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha will mark a homecoming of sorts for organist Michael Emmerich.
Hired last year as associate director of music for the archdiocese’s Saint Cecilia Institute for Sacred Liturgy, Music and the Arts, Emmerich will give the concert as part of the St. Cecilia’s Cathedral Arts Project series “Welcome Home Organists.”
St. John Paul II Newman Center resident and University of Nebraska at Omaha student Jack Flaxbeard presents Father Joseph Taphorn with a St. John Paul II-themed chasuble and stole during a Dec. 13 community night at the center.
Born alive during a failed abortion and living to tell, Gianna Jessen will bring her story of survival and hope to the 45th annual Celebration of Life Dinner Jan. 25 at Omaha’s DC Centre.
Jessen will be the keynote speaker at the dinner, sponsored by Nebraskans Embracing Life (NEL), formerly Nebraskans United for Life.