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Post date: 04/20/2017
An organization working against abortion through persuasive and compassionate dialogue is making the rounds in the Omaha archdiocese this month. The Phoenix-based Abortion Dialogue Academy, an organization helping people – particularly high school and college students – learn how to persuade their peers about the evils of abortion, presented a...

First-graders Jordan Jones, left, and Kyle Mumm of Our Lady of Lourdes School in Omaha show off their handiwork March 29 as they finish wrapping potatoes for the “Feeding the Hungry” project.
Post date: 04/20/2017
Scrubbing and wrapping potatoes is only one of the hands-on experiences students at Our Lady of Lourdes School in Omaha are gaining as they join parishioners in helping the homeless through the "Feeding the Hungry" outreach. Students in a different grade each month pray for the homeless, raise money to buy food, donate food items themselves, and...
Post date: 04/19/2017
Some had practical suggestions, others more spiritual, when the Catholic Voice asked second-graders at two archdiocesan schools to offer advice to men and women preparing to get married. Bak Abuok of St. Joan of Arc School in Omaha took a light approach, encouraging couples to "be happy with each other," adding a key to more happiness might be to...
Post date: 04/19/2017
Finding ways to help people encounter Christ through prayer, community and service is at the heart of the archdiocese’s pastoral vision and priority plan. And three teams of a dozen or more people each have been meeting about once a month since the plan was announced in October to help put the vision into practice: the desire expressed by...

Volunteer Marilyn Starke, left, and stores manager Kami Havyer at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, prepare a mattress display at the society’s Papillion store April 13. Photo by Mike May/Staff.
Post date: 04/19/2017
Serving unmet needs, providing access to a decent, clean bed, and helping donors feel a part of the mission with a monthly giving program and periodic in-person updates. These recent initiatives at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Omaha reflect new ways the society is reaching out to potential clients and donors, said Ramon Calzada, executive...
Post date: 04/19/2017
Each spring, the Catholic Voice takes an up-close look – from a variety of angles – at the sacrament of marriage. This year’s Marriage Emphasis coverage begins on this page, with second-graders from St. Joan of Arc School in Omaha and Archbishop Bergan School in Fremont offering spiritual, practical and whimsical advice to engaged couples. Also in...
Post date: 04/19/2017
Twenty-one men – the largest class being formed as permanent deacons since the ministry began in the archdiocese in 1973 – are preparing to be ordained in two ceremonies a week apart at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. Ten men from rural and urban areas of the archdiocese will be ordained by Archbishop George J. Lucas at 10 a.m. April 29, and 11...
Post date: 04/19/2017
Repentance, thanksgiving and hope. Those three emotions will run through prayer services bringing Catholics and Lutherans together in Omaha next month and in September to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Prominent leaders of Catholics and Lutherans in Nebraska will take turns presiding at the 7 p.m. prayer services and...

Deacon Bob Stier, far right, and his wife, Sandy, far left, meet April 4 with engaged couple Clara Kolbo and Anthony Fusco at St. Columbkille Parish in Papillion.
Post date: 04/19/2017
Time for one another. It can be hard to come by, but it’s critical to a happy marriage – and one of several things two couples and a priest mentioned when they spoke with the Catholic Voice about marriage and their marriage preparation ministry in the Archdiocese of Omaha. Matt and Jill Bailey of Schuyler said raising three young children while...
Post date: 04/19/2017
Baptisms, confirmations and first Communions during parishes’ Easter Vigils April 15 brought many faithful into the Catholic Church: Assumption/Our Lady of Guadalupe, Omaha Artemio Barrera, Brenda Cabrera, Jesse Chacon-Valdez, Miguel Chacon-Valdez, Rosa Degante Ortega, Andres Diego Pedro, Fernando Diego Pedro, Juan Jose Estrada Contreras, Alexia...

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