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Members of LIFE Runners run in Bellevue Sept. 16. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.
Post date: 10/05/2017
It was a misty 55 degrees in late August 2006, a perfect day for a race. Pat Castle had one goal: ascend Pikes Peak in three hours. As Castle – who later co-founded Living In Faith Exchange (LIFE) Runners, a pro-life group that strives to end abortion through prayer and public awareness – climbed the 14,115-foot mountain, a fog grew thicker around...

More than 300 people join a procession from St. Mary Church in Bellevue to a nearby abortion clinic Sept. 23, during the annual Vigil for Life led by Archbishop George J. Lucas.
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Embracing God’s word with a generous heart and bearing good fruit through perseverance describes people involved in the pro-life movement, Archbishop George J. Lucas told more than 300 people at the 17th annual Vigil for Life Mass and procession at St. Mary Church in Bellevue. Young and old, families large and small participated in the event,...

Tami Hauser practices using “yes/no” flashcards with her son, John Paul, who has lived nine years with a rare chromosomal disorder.
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Asked by his mother if he wants the purple marker, John Paul Hauser touches a piece of paper with a thumbs-down image, indicating "no." But asked if he wants to play with the toy on his kitchen table, he touches a thumbs-up image, meaning "yes." This visual communication tool helps the boy, who turns nine Oct. 9, answer questions and share his...
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Phil Tamisiea, a member of St. John the Baptist Parish in Fort Calhoun, prays the rosary Oct. 1 at the Life Chain event in Blair. Tamisiea joined fellow parishioners, members of St. Francis Borgia Parish in Blair and members of other denominations at the annual public witness for the unborn.   Click here for more photos.
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A pro-life blogger, radio host and retreat leader from Omaha and a Nebraska Catholic Conference (NCC) retiree from Ashland each received the Gospel of Life Award at the annual Bishops’ Pro-Life Banquet in Lincoln Sept. 29. And five students, four from two Catholic schools in the Omaha archdiocese, won their divisions in the statewide annual Pro-...
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  On May 4, President Donald Trump told the Little Sisters of the Poor: "We are ending the attacks on your religious liberty," and "… your long ordeal will soon be over." The religious order is one of many groups fighting for their religious freedom as they oppose in court the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) contraceptive...

Before giving them a blessing, Archbishop George J. Lucas clasps hands at the Juan Diego Center in Omaha Sept. 27 with Antonio Duenas of Mexico City as Duenas’ wife, Maria Laura Cruz, looks on. The couple often visit their son in Omaha, and volunteer when they can at the center’s food pantry. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.
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Sandra came, as did Manuela, Maria, Jairo, Jose and Juan. More than 20 people all told, immigrants seeking a better life or refugees fleeing danger and oppression, from El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, South Sudan and other countries. They came to tell their stories – some in English, most with an interpreter – Sept. 27 at Catholic Charities’ Juan...

Patricia Cox reviews medical bills Sept. 19 at her home. Photo by Mike May/Staff.
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After 26 years working her way up to academic adviser at Bellevue University, Patricia Cox began to feel greater pressure for speed in her work, made more difficult by growing vision and motor control problems due to her lifelong struggle with cerebral palsy. She eventually faced a fearsome and stressful inevitability – retiring earlier than...

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