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After a 20-18 win over priests from the Diocese of Lincoln, priests on the Archdiocese of Omaha softball team claim their trophy at the I-80 Collar Series June 17 at Haymarket Park in Lincoln. PHOTO BY DAN ROSSINI/STAFF
Post date: 06/19/2018
It’s now 1-3. Priests from the Archdiocese of Omaha scored a 20-18 win over priests from the Diocese of Lincoln at the annual I-80 Collar Series softball game June 17 at Haymarket Park in Lincoln – their first victory in the last four years. “It was an exciting day,” said Father Frank Baumert, pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Omaha, who...

Deacon Gregorio Elizalde holds up the Blessed Sacrament at a temporary altar in front of a kneeling Deacon Omar Gutierrez and other prayerful participants in St. Peter Parish’s Corpus Christi Procession June 3 in Omaha. Several hundred people took part in the 13th annual procession, which began at Our Lady of Lourdes Church and made its way through Hanscom Park before arriving at St. Peter Church for final Benediction and an ice cream social to conclude the day. PHOTO BY DAN ROSSINI
Post date: 06/18/2018

Archbishop George J. Lucas visits with Marian High School seniors Emma Roth, left, and Megan Doehner after a groundbreaking ceremony May 18 for the Omaha all-girls school’s latest expansion effort. The $7.2 million project will include a new entrance and lobby, larger chapel, modernization of the school’s halls and classrooms, and the Haddix Academic Center, named for George and Susan Haddix, who donated $1 million to the project. PHOTO BY MIKE MAY
Post date: 06/18/2018

With his joined hands inside those of the archbishop, transitional Deacon William Cremers promises obedience to Archbishop George J. Lucas and his successors during his ordination Mass May 25 at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. Deacon Cremers will spend the coming year preparing for priestly ordination. PHOTO BY ROBERT IRVIN
Post date: 06/18/2018

Archbishop George J. Lucas blesses the three priestly chalices for transitional Deacons Taylor Leffler, Patrick Moser and Padraic Stack June 1, the night before their ordination to the priesthood, at St. John Vianney Church in Omaha.PHOTO BY LABADIE COMMUNICATIONS
Post date: 06/18/2018
 A gathering the night before the June 2 ordination of three men to the priesthood included Archbishop George J. Lucas and close friends and family of the seminarians to be ordained. It was something like a groom’s dinner before a wedding.   It began with vespers and a blessing of their priestly chalices. After a meal sponsored by the Serra...

Laura Dytewski, far left, a Catholic from Portland, Ore., and her son, Daniel, visit with St. Paul Street Evangelization team members Connie Johnson of St. Thomas More Parish and Vic Stevenart of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, both in Omaha, on a recent Saturday in Omaha’s Old Market. PHOTO BY JOE FOREMAN FOR THE CATHOLIC VOICE
Post date: 06/15/2018
The rosaries David Zebolsky held captured Julie Cahoj’s attention.   A Catholic from Salina, Kan., Cahoj was walking through the Old Market on a recent Saturday morning when she saw Zebolsky and other members of Omaha’s St. Paul Street Evangelization (SPSE) team. She stopped to discuss the organization and praise the evangelists.   “I...
Post date: 06/11/2018
  SEVENTH GRADE First place: Elizabeth Morey, St. Robert Bellarmine Parish and School, Omaha. Second place: Maddie Wiswell, St. Vincent de Paul Parish and School, Omaha. Third place: Lucy Doyle, St. Robert Bellarmine Parish and School, Omaha. EIGHTH GRADE First place: Alaina Lorkovic, St. Robert Bellarmine Parish and School, Omaha. Second place:...
Post date: 06/11/2018
“We stray far from our true freedom when we are not only led down a path of sin but told that it is just.”   That was the crux of Kolton Koubsky’s argument against viewing Roe v Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, as a step toward freedom. And that line of reasoning was enough for the student at Mount Michael...

Valerie and Joe Niemeyer of St. Bernard Parish in Omaha pray and read Scripture together in their home each day as part of the Teams of Our Lady movement for married couples. PHOTO BY ELIZABETH WELLS FOR THE CATHOLIC VOICE
Post date: 06/11/2018
Nine years ago, Valerie and Joe Niemeyer found themselves slipping. Once committed to cultivating their relationship and faith, they felt distant from one another and from prayer, Valerie said. They wanted more but didn’t know what to do.   “I started praying an ‘Our Father’ before bed on my knees. It was all I could muster,” Valerie said....

Archbishop George J. Lucas helps Apostolic Oblates Margaret Mathew, left, Teresa Monaghen, Monica Hejkal, Franca Salvo and Jessi Kary break ground May 19 on a new home and formation center for the Pro Sanctity Movement’s community near Elkhorn. The organization is seeking donations to help build the $1 million multi-purpose house, which will replace an 1890 farmhouse members now call home. COURTESY PHOTO
Post date: 06/08/2018

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