Father Benjamin Boyd, associate pastor of Christ the King Parish in Omaha, kneels before the Blessed Sacrament Sept. 13 as he prays for victims of clerical sexual abuse during a Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows at the church. PHOTO BY MIKE MAY/STAFF
Despite the late hour, Deacon David Medeiros of Mary Our Queen Parish in Omaha and his wife, JoAnn, made it a priority to come to Christ the King Church several nights in a row.   It was their small sacrifice to join other Catholic faithful to... Read More

Dorothy Ostrowski, president of Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School in Bellevue, talks with senior Michael Monico (left) and junior Rachel Jacobson. COURTESY PHOTO
Like many of his fellow faculty members, Tim Powers’ nearly lifelong connection with Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School in Bellevue began as a student.   Twenty of Gross Catholic’s 54 educators graduated from the school, including Powers,... Read More

All 112 students in kindergarten through sixth grade show off new playground equipment at St. Mary School in O’Neill. The $126,000 project completed last month leveled the large playground, laid down rubber mulch and a new field of grass and refurbished two basketball courts. An anonymous donor gave $20,000, Knights of Columbus Council 701 gave $10,000, local businesses and people in the community helped, and elementary and high school students raised funds with taco bars and dodge ball tournaments, a walkathon and other events. St. Patrick Parish and St. Mary School development director Jennifer Wallwey says the playground is safer than the old one, handicap accessible and appealing to families. COURTESY PHOTO
Catholic education builds up the whole person: spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and physically. And St. Mary School in O’Neill is covering students’ need for exercise in a special way: new playground equipment in a $126,000 project completed... Read More

Mary Beth Hanus, manager of the archdiocese’s Victim Outreach and Prevention Office, takes a telephone call in her office. Hanus helps provide pastoral care and support for people who have been sexually abused as minors by clergy or other church personnel. PHOTO BY JOE RUFF
Victims of clergy sexual abuse can find help and healing in the Archdiocese of Omaha.   They have a faith-filled, compassionate and safe place to turn.   “My first and primary thing, I want them to be heard,” said Mary Beth Hanus, manager... Read More

Father David Korth, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Omaha, discusses the sin of racism and the need for healing and reconciliation during a Sept. 9 prayer service at the church as Archbishop George J. Lucas and Deacon Jim Chambers listen. PHOTO BY MIKE MAY
Praying together – holding hands – swaying to Gospel music – and for more than five minutes sharing an emotional embrace or handshake as a sign of peace throughout the congregation.   Sacred Heart parishioners in Omaha welcomed their... Read More

And they’re off! The first of six runners from each of 48 teams start the first leg of the fifth annual Parish 2 Parish Relay Race at Mary Our Queen Parish in Omaha. PHOTO BY ELIZABETH WELLS
Surrounded by family and friends, runners exchanged greetings as they adjusted to the cool, humid morning on Aug. 18 and prepared for the fifth annual Parish 2 Parish Relay Race at Mary Our Queen Parish in Omaha.   Tom Worthington, a member of... Read More

Father Benjamin Boyd, associate pastor of Christ the King Parish in Omaha, kneels before the Blessed Sacrament Sept. 13 as he prays for victims of clerical sexual abuse during a Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows at the church. PHOTO BY MIKE MAY/STAFF

Dorothy Ostrowski, president of Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School in Bellevue, talks with senior Michael Monico (left) and junior Rachel Jacobson. COURTESY PHOTO

All 112 students in kindergarten through sixth grade show off new playground equipment at St. Mary School in O’Neill. The $126,000 project completed last month leveled the large playground, laid down rubber mulch and a new field of grass and refurbished two basketball courts. An anonymous donor gave $20,000, Knights of Columbus Council 701 gave $10,000, local businesses and people in the community helped, and elementary and high school students raised funds with taco bars and dodge ball tournaments, a walkathon and other events. St. Patrick Parish and St. Mary School development director Jennifer Wallwey says the playground is safer than the old one, handicap accessible and appealing to families. COURTESY PHOTO

Mary Beth Hanus, manager of the archdiocese’s Victim Outreach and Prevention Office, takes a telephone call in her office. Hanus helps provide pastoral care and support for people who have been sexually abused as minors by clergy or other church personnel. PHOTO BY JOE RUFF

Father David Korth, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Omaha, discusses the sin of racism and the need for healing and reconciliation during a Sept. 9 prayer service at the church as Archbishop George J. Lucas and Deacon Jim Chambers listen. PHOTO BY MIKE MAY

And they’re off! The first of six runners from each of 48 teams start the first leg of the fifth annual Parish 2 Parish Relay Race at Mary Our Queen Parish in Omaha. PHOTO BY ELIZABETH WELLS
John Patrick Nicholson completed his journey with grace and peace.   Nicholson, 22, died Sept. 9, surrounded by family, after a seven-year battle with brain cancer.   A funeral Mass was held Sept. 15 at St. Peter Church in Omaha, where he was a member.   Despite the challenges of his...
Supporting life, family and religious liberty – that’s the mission of the Thomas More Society . People can foster that mission Oct. 5 at the nonprofit, pro-life legal defense organization’s ninth annual fundraising banquet in Omaha, sponsored by the society’s Omaha chapter.   Titled “...
A doctor from California doing groundbreaking work on reversing chemical abortions will be the keynote speaker at the annual Bishops’ Pro-Life Banquet & Conference in Lincoln.   Dr. George Delgado, a Catholic and founder of Culture of Life Family Services medical practice in San Diego,...
High school students, clergy, men and women religious and others from the archdiocese will again have the opportunity to defend the unborn as part of a pilgrimage to the 46th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 15-20.   Each year, hundreds of thousands of people travel to...

                 

     

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