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Post date: 10/04/2018
It wasn’t what she was expecting. Angelina Giles had just graduated from high school and, with a scholarship to Creighton University in Omaha, was preparing for dorm life and to study nursing.   “My husband Sean, then boyfriend, and I realized I was pregnant in June (2009). We told our friends, who acted as if abortion was a natural option...

Dr. Lloyd Pierre of Sancta Familia Medical Apostolate points out features of the health clinic’s recently-installed ultrasound machine, one of the newest placements in Nebraska by the Ultrasound Initiative of the Knights of Columbus. With him are nurse practitioner Angelina Giles, left, medical technician Dung Nguyen, office manager Jeanne Sidel and Mike Conrad, a past Nebraska state deputy and a supreme director with the national Knights of Columbus. Photo by ELIZABETH WELLS
Post date: 10/04/2018
Ultrasound is the “window to the womb,” according to Theresa Alarcon, director of nursing at Essential Pregnancy Services in Omaha.   “I have the honor of being in the ultrasound room when women come through,” she said. “Without ultrasound it would be very difficult to help a woman see her baby.   “Often in unplanned pregnancies, they...

Mario Vasquez, his daughters Lupita and Cindy and his wife, Maria Gutierrez, smile in front of their family crucifix at their home in Omaha Sept. 30 after their evening prayer, prayed kneeling before the crucifix.
Post date: 10/04/2018
Faith is at the center of the Vasquez-Gutierrez home. They gather each night for family prayer. Eleven-year-old Lupita sees God’s hand in that time together.   “I think God protects us to keep our hearts in good shape,” she says.   Lupita, a sixth-grader at Norris Middle School in Omaha, and her sister, Cindy, a 17-year-old senior at...

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