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Post date: 10/05/2016
Two students from the Archdiocese of Omaha were among five winners of the 2016 State Pro-Life Essay Contest. Announced Sept. 23 at the annual Nebraska bishops’ pro-life conference and banquet in Omaha, contest winners also included three students from the Diocese of Lincoln. For the competition, seventh-graders through juniors in high school in...

Tom Venzor, left, shakes hands with Greg Schleppenbach as he presents the Gospel of Life Award.
Post date: 10/05/2016
The person honored by Nebraska’s three bishops with the 2016 Gospel of Life Award says his passion for pro-life work is something he received – along with life itself – from his mother. Greg Schleppenbach, presented with the award at the bishops’ annual pro-life banquet in Omaha, told the audience that his mother took up the cause immediately...
Post date: 10/05/2016
Providing support to parents who have lost babies due to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death is the goal of "Remembering Our Babies" Oct. 12 at St. Columbkille Church in Papillion. And at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Omaha, a group will hold a family Mass at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Mainelli Center for parents who have lost children of any...
Post date: 10/05/2016
Nebraska’s three bishops made their position – and the church’s position – on capital punishment clear in 2015 in their support for repeal of the death penalty through the Legislature’s approval of LB268. And as the November election draws closer, Tom Venzor, executive director of the Nebraska Catholic Conference (NCC), is focused on sharing that...

Jenny Livingston shares an ultrasound in a mobile unit with students during a visit to Roncalli Catholic High School in Omaha.
Post date: 10/05/2016
Marygrace Carney was a senior last year at Roncalli Catholic High School in Omaha when she saw the ultrasounds. "Getting to see the baby in the mother’s womb hopefully opened the eyes and the hearts of my fellow classmates, as it did mine," Carney said. "It was very informational and interesting." Opening eyes and hearts of young people is the...

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