Archbishop George J. Lucas blesses the three priestly chalices for transitional Deacons Taylor Leffler, Patrick Moser and Padraic Stack June 1, the night before their ordination to the priesthood, at St. John Vianney Church in Omaha.PHOTO BY LABADIE COMMUNICATIONS
 A gathering the night before the June 2 ordination of three men to the priesthood included Archbishop George J. Lucas and close friends and family of the seminarians to be ordained. It was something like a groom’s dinner before a wedding.  ... Read More

Laura Dytewski, far left, a Catholic from Portland, Ore., and her son, Daniel, visit with St. Paul Street Evangelization team members Connie Johnson of St. Thomas More Parish and Vic Stevenart of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, both in Omaha, on a recent Saturday in Omaha’s Old Market. PHOTO BY JOE FOREMAN FOR THE CATHOLIC VOICE
The rosaries David Zebolsky held captured Julie Cahoj’s attention.   A Catholic from Salina, Kan., Cahoj was walking through the Old Market on a recent Saturday morning when she saw Zebolsky and other members of Omaha’s St. Paul Street... Read More

Valerie and Joe Niemeyer of St. Bernard Parish in Omaha pray and read Scripture together in their home each day as part of the Teams of Our Lady movement for married couples. PHOTO BY ELIZABETH WELLS FOR THE CATHOLIC VOICE
Nine years ago, Valerie and Joe Niemeyer found themselves slipping. Once committed to cultivating their relationship and faith, they felt distant from one another and from prayer, Valerie said. They wanted more but didn’t know what to do.   “I... Read More

Blessing for the archbishop: Moments after their June 2 ordinations, Fathers Padraic Stack, left, Patrick Moser and Taylor Leffler bless Archbishop George J. Lucas on the steps of St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. PHOTO BY ROBERT ERVIN
As good shepherds guarding their flocks, three men ordained to the priesthood June 2 were called by name to carry on the mission of Christ, gathering, protecting and consoling their people.    “Patrick (Moser), Taylor (Leffler), Padraic (Stack... Read More

Archbishop George J. Lucas blesses the congregation with holy water during a June 3 Mass celebrating the 100th anniversary of St. Benedict the Moor Parish in Omaha. PHOTO BY MIKE MAY
Archbishop George J. Lucas joined the faithful at St. Benedict the Moor Parish in Omaha June 3 for a Mass celebrating their parish’s 100 years of service to the black community in northeast Omaha.   During his homily the archbishop said, “As... Read More

St. Isidore and his wife, St. Maria, are depicted in this stained glass window at the church. COURTESY PHOTO
“It’s amazing,” said Father Joseph Miksch, pastor of St. Isidore Parish in Columbus. “It creates such an incredible atmosphere for prayer and devotion.”   Father Miksch was reflecting on installation over the last 10 years of more than 30... Read More

Archbishop George J. Lucas blesses the three priestly chalices for transitional Deacons Taylor Leffler, Patrick Moser and Padraic Stack June 1, the night before their ordination to the priesthood, at St. John Vianney Church in Omaha.PHOTO BY LABADIE COMMUNICATIONS

Laura Dytewski, far left, a Catholic from Portland, Ore., and her son, Daniel, visit with St. Paul Street Evangelization team members Connie Johnson of St. Thomas More Parish and Vic Stevenart of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, both in Omaha, on a recent Saturday in Omaha’s Old Market. PHOTO BY JOE FOREMAN FOR THE CATHOLIC VOICE

Valerie and Joe Niemeyer of St. Bernard Parish in Omaha pray and read Scripture together in their home each day as part of the Teams of Our Lady movement for married couples. PHOTO BY ELIZABETH WELLS FOR THE CATHOLIC VOICE

Blessing for the archbishop: Moments after their June 2 ordinations, Fathers Padraic Stack, left, Patrick Moser and Taylor Leffler bless Archbishop George J. Lucas on the steps of St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. PHOTO BY ROBERT ERVIN

Archbishop George J. Lucas blesses the congregation with holy water during a June 3 Mass celebrating the 100th anniversary of St. Benedict the Moor Parish in Omaha. PHOTO BY MIKE MAY

St. Isidore and his wife, St. Maria, are depicted in this stained glass window at the church. COURTESY PHOTO

Laura Dytewski, far left, a Catholic from Portland, Ore., and her son, Daniel, visit with St. Paul Street Evangelization team members Connie Johnson of St. Thomas More Parish and Vic Stevenart of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, both in Omaha, on a recent Saturday in Omaha’s Old Market. PHOTO BY JOE FOREMAN FOR THE CATHOLIC VOICE
The rosaries David Zebolsky held captured Julie Cahoj’s attention.   A Catholic from Salina, Kan., Cahoj was walking through the Old Market on a recent Saturday morning when she saw Zebolsky and other members of Omaha’s St. Paul Street Evangelization (SPSE) team. She stopped to discuss the...

Jose Loarca Lopez and his wife, Maria Garcia Perez, join Father William Bond in the prayer of commendation at the June 9 funeral for their 16-year-old son, Edgar Loarca Garcia, at St. Joseph Church in Omaha. A pallbearer stands ready to help with the coffin. PHOTO BY JOE RUFF
Faith in God and help from family and friends are sustaining two parents grieving the death of their 16-year-old son, who drowned on Memorial Day at Lake Manawa in Council Bluffs. “They’re people of faith. They’re grieving. But they have a firm conviction in the resurrection, and that this is...
“We stray far from our true freedom when we are not only led down a path of sin but told that it is just.”   That was the crux of Kolton Koubsky’s argument against viewing Roe v Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, as a step toward freedom. And that line of reasoning was...
Father Gerald Leise will spend more time on the road and in meetings starting July 1, but adding a third parish – St. Mary in Hubbard – to his service also will bring the joy of getting to know a new congregation.   And Father Andrew Sohm will add a third rural parish to his service, St....

                 

     

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