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Post date: 04/19/2017
Pick up any issue of the Catholic Voice, especially during Advent-Christmas and Lent-Easter, and you’ll likely find at least one story about students from a school or parish religious education program doing some type of volunteer work. A call to serve is basic to the faith; it’s part of stewardship, it’s one way to express love and concern for...
Post date: 04/19/2017
Two weeks ago, we celebrated two significant legislative victories – the approval of one bill and the defeat of another. LB46 (choose life license plates) was signed into law by Gov. Pete Ricketts. This is Nebraska’s first pro-life legislative victory since 2011. And LB173 (sexual orientation/gender identity non-discrimination) was, once again,...
Post date: 04/19/2017
Do you remember the song "They’ll Know We Are Christians (by our Love)," the tune made especially popular in the late 60s and early 70s with the birth of guitar Masses?   I have the clearest recollection of being seated with what seemed like my entire third-grade class, in the first few rows of pews at St. Joan of Arc for an all-school Mass. All...
Post date: 04/19/2017
In the history of the modern American civil rights movement, three iconic moments are typically cited. May 17, 1954: The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, declaring segregated – "separate but equal" – public schools unconstitutional. August 28, 1963: Two hundred thousand Americans participate in...

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