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Post date: 06/07/2017
Sometimes we don’t see the value of people, situations and events until they are in the past. With retirement from the Catholic Voice just weeks away, rearview mirror images already are popping up about my 16 years at this 114-year-old institution. Although detoured by a mid-career hiatus into corporate communication/advertising, I’m a...
Post date: 06/07/2017
The Nebraska Legislature’s Revenue Committee May 18 voted 5-3 to advance the Opportunity Scholarships Act (LB295) to General File (see below for information to send a thank-you to the senators who supported LB295). The bill is now eligible for debate by the entire Legislature for the 2018 legislative session. The advancement to General File also...
Post date: 06/07/2017
In this, my final installment of reflections on living mercy, I wanted to draw from Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation "Evangelii Gaudium," the Joy of the Gospel. In that document, the Holy Father speaks to us about missionary discipleship, which is part of the pastoral vision of our archdiocese and which includes unity and living mercy. So what...
Post date: 06/07/2017
Rachel Gardner has a bad habit: She says yes when she ought to say no. A friend will ask to do lunch on Wednesday. "I say, ‘of course,’" Rachel recounts, "and in my head, I can see my totally squashed schedule." The friend asks if noon works. "I say, ‘Sounds great,’ knowing I have something at 1:30 p.m.," Rachel confesses. Then comes the...
Post date: 06/07/2017
Photographs can capture exceptional moments in an iconic way, making the original experience "present" emotionally as well as pictorially. The photo of U.S. Marines raising the American flag on Iwo Jima’s Mt. Suribachi "means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years," Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal said in 1945. The image of John F. Kennedy...

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