Pope Francis bestows a marriage blessing on T.J. and Shannon Kroh at the Vatican Jan. 2. The two were married Dec. 29, 2018, at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Gretna. COURTESY PHOTO
Marriage is in decline, especially sacramental marriage. Young people in particular are shying away from marriage in favor of remaining single, or other alternatives.   A 2014 Gallup poll found only 27 percent of millennials (those born between 1980... Read More

Tom Stubby, left, and Erik Taylor chat at St. Pius X Church in Omaha April 14 before joining fellow RCIA participants for discussion of the Sunday Mass readings. MIKE MAY/STAFF
Tom Stubby almost didn’t get to begin classes to join the Catholic Church, but not because of schedule conflicts or second thoughts. He was lying in a hospital bed for 12 days. On Aug. 30, while riding his bicycle on Big Papio Trail in Omaha, he was... Read More

Members of a small faith-sharing group at St. Isidore Parish in Columbus meet April 12 in the home of leader Sarah Doerneman, center. Other members are Natalie Luchsinger, left, Leslie Styskal, Lynn Heinrich and Erin Schmidt. JENNIE KRUEGER
Imagine friends and neighbors regularly gathering around the Word of God and praying as a normal part of their Lenten journey. That’s the vision of Jim Jansen, director of the archdiocese’s Office of Evangelization and Catechesis. To that end, he... Read More

Danny Leger leads praise and worship music for “XIV from the Crowd,” a meditation on the Stations of the Cross, March 19 at St. Wenceslaus Church in Omaha. DANIKA LANG/STAFF
He recognized his passion for music and ministry at age 14. Omaha musician Danny Leger, now 34, first expressed intentions to use music for evangelization while talking with a small group on his first youth retreat.  He doesn’t remember what he said... Read More

Pope Francis bestows a marriage blessing on T.J. and Shannon Kroh at the Vatican Jan. 2. The two were married Dec. 29, 2018, at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Gretna. COURTESY PHOTO

Tom Stubby, left, and Erik Taylor chat at St. Pius X Church in Omaha April 14 before joining fellow RCIA participants for discussion of the Sunday Mass readings. MIKE MAY/STAFF

Members of a small faith-sharing group at St. Isidore Parish in Columbus meet April 12 in the home of leader Sarah Doerneman, center. Other members are Natalie Luchsinger, left, Leslie Styskal, Lynn Heinrich and Erin Schmidt. JENNIE KRUEGER

Danny Leger leads praise and worship music for “XIV from the Crowd,” a meditation on the Stations of the Cross, March 19 at St. Wenceslaus Church in Omaha. DANIKA LANG/STAFF
Father Wayne Schlautman, a Howells native whose nearly 54 years of priesthood included pastoral assignments in rural and urban parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Omaha, died April 14. He was 79. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. April 22 with a funeral Mass following at 10 a.m. at Christ the King...
Priests from across the archdiocese will honor 18 brother priests who are celebrating milestone anniversaries – two commemorating 60 years of service, three celebrating 50 years, three marking 40 years and 10 celebrating 25 years. The annual priest jubilee Mass and dinner will be held April 30 at...

Vocation Ministry founder Rhonda Gruenewald explains how to start and sustain a successful vocations committee at the Vocation Summit at St. Patrick Church in Fremont April 6. FATHER DAMIEN WEE
“The vocation landscape is hurting in our church.” Rhonda Gruenewald, founder of Vocation Ministry and author of “Hundredfold: A Guide to Parish Vocation Ministry,” identifies in her video, “What is Vocation Ministry?” the decline of vocations to marriage, the priesthood and the religious life as a...
Archbishop George J. Lucas prays over the oil of catechumens, oil of the sick and the sacred chrism at the archdiocesan Chrism Mass April 15 at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. The archbishop gathered with priests of the archdiocese to renew their ordination promises and bless the oils that will...

                 

     

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