Samantha Lonergan holds a stethoscope to a boy’s chest as part of a general examination of his health. That kind of work was a staple of Lonergan’s five-month service trip to New Delhi, India. COURTESY PHOTO
For five months Samantha Lonergan traded warm showers and flushing toilets for the opportunity to serve people in New Delhi, India.    She returned from India March 1, and shared trip highlights March 16 with 88 seniors in a course she once... Read More

Shelly Gray strums the guitar as background music March 17 for people leaving a funeral at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Omaha. PHOTO BY LISA SPELLMAN FOR THE CATHOLIC VOICE
“You have the voice of an angel, thank you for singing today,” a parishioner called out as he left the sanctuary at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Omaha after a recent funeral.   Shelly Gray, who was getting ready to put her guitar away,... Read More

Syrian refugee Gabriel Jabbour and his daughter, Rula, talk about his narrow escape from their war-torn country at a March 10 Knights of Columbus benefit dinner and auction at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Omaha. PHOTO BY SPIRIT JUICE, COURTESY OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
A middle-of-the-night phone call – then another – alerted Gabriel Jabbour to the threat.   Reluctantly, he packed a few belongings and $3,000 in cash, and fled from Syria with his wife to avoid being publicly executed by Islamic militants... Read More

Father Joseph Taphorn visits with University of Nebraska at Omaha students ShyAnne Swedensky, left, Chandler Brayton and Johnny Murray March 26 at the St. John Paul II Newman Center in Omaha. The students were among five at the center who joined the Catholic Church during the Easter Vigil. PHOTO BY MIKE MAY/STAFF
Different backgrounds – different stories – but the same call to the fullness of the Catholic faith.   Five students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) joined the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil March 31 – the culmination of a... Read More

Archbishop George J. Lucas baptizes Dominic Hytrek of St. Cecilia Parish as his sponsor and fellow parishioner, Jared Baxter, stands by with a towel during the March 31 Easter Vigil at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. PHOTO BY ROBERT ERVIN FOR THE CATHOLIC VOICE
“O truly blessed night, when things of heaven are wed to those of earth, and divine to the human.” From the Easter Proclamation (Exsultet) recited at the Easter Vigil.    In a darkened St. Cecilia Cathedral March 31 in Omaha, Archbishop George... Read More

Samantha Lonergan holds a stethoscope to a boy’s chest as part of a general examination of his health. That kind of work was a staple of Lonergan’s five-month service trip to New Delhi, India. COURTESY PHOTO

Shelly Gray strums the guitar as background music March 17 for people leaving a funeral at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Omaha. PHOTO BY LISA SPELLMAN FOR THE CATHOLIC VOICE

Syrian refugee Gabriel Jabbour and his daughter, Rula, talk about his narrow escape from their war-torn country at a March 10 Knights of Columbus benefit dinner and auction at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Omaha. PHOTO BY SPIRIT JUICE, COURTESY OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

Father Joseph Taphorn visits with University of Nebraska at Omaha students ShyAnne Swedensky, left, Chandler Brayton and Johnny Murray March 26 at the St. John Paul II Newman Center in Omaha. The students were among five at the center who joined the Catholic Church during the Easter Vigil. PHOTO BY MIKE MAY/STAFF

Archbishop George J. Lucas baptizes Dominic Hytrek of St. Cecilia Parish as his sponsor and fellow parishioner, Jared Baxter, stands by with a towel during the March 31 Easter Vigil at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. PHOTO BY ROBERT ERVIN FOR THE CATHOLIC VOICE
Deacon Jesus Herrera, who helped establish Spanish Masses at then-Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Omaha, died April 14. He was 72. A funeral Mass was held April 17 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, with interment at Graceland Park Cemetery, also in Omaha. Ordained a deacon in 2002, and a member of...
Catholic Charities will host a free mobile food pantry April 18 for refugees in Omaha. Fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, rice, pasta and juice will be available at Yates Elementary School, which serves students from refugee camps and countries around the world, including Somalia, Burma, Sudan,...
Michael Emmerich wants to hear from and help music ministers in parishes and schools across the archdiocese – from Stuart to Springfield, Newcastle to Central City.   And he’s packing his schedule to make it happen.   Hired in January to the new position of associate director of music...
The state budget now helps ensure that no federal funds support abortions in Nebraska.   “The Nebraska Legislature made the right decision today to pass the state budget bill with the common sense, pro-life Title X provision intact,” said Tom Venzor, executive director of the Nebraska...

                 

     

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