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An Aug. 12 Servants of the Heart of the Father conference in Columbus will center on the spirituality of service and the benefits of people focusing on helping others. "Rather than the world serving us, we are taking the grace of God" to the world through serving others, said Father Rodney Kneifl, founder of the Servants ministry and pastor of Ss...
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During the first of two June visits to his hometown, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago praised school choice as one way to battle poverty. Addressing about 700 people at the annual CHANCE Luncheon of the Children’s Scholarship Fund (CSF) June 7 at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Cardinal Cupich said empowering low-income parents to choose the...

Father James Tiegs prepares his fishing gear. Photo by Mike May/Staff.
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Being welcomed into the lives of the people he served, and the many friendships that resulted – those are among the memories that mean the most to Father James Tiegs. Most recently pastor of St. Stephen the Martyr Parish in Omaha, Father Tiegs retired last month after 43 years of service. "Being invited into people’s most human moments, and...
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Couples marking milestone anniversaries this year are invited to join Archbishop George J. Lucas at the archdiocese’s annual celebration of marriage gatherings in Omaha and Norfolk. Sponsored by the archdiocese’s Center for Family Life Formation, the celebrations set for Sept. 10 at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha and Oct. 8 at St. Mary Church in...

Father James Kramper shows a rendering and photo of the progress of "Casa de Paz," his new home, which is under construction and will have a wing for guests. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.
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Just look for what appears to be a big, red barn between Ponca and Newcastle, a few miles from Vermillion, S.D. That’s where Father James Kramper said he will spend his retirement, after serving 44 years in more than a dozen parishes across the archdiocese. He bought the 10-acre property from a farmer he met 30 years ago while serving as pastor of...

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich celebrates a Mass June 29, the feast of Ss. Peter and Paul, at Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Omaha in honor of the parish’s 100th anniversary. Photo by Mike May/Staff.
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A native son who now is a cardinal and Archbishop George J. Lucas helped Ss. Peter and Paul Parish in Omaha celebrate its 100th anniversary. Parishioners, former classmates, friends, members of his own family and others joined Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, now archbishop of Chicago, for a June 29 Mass at the church. The Mass, on the feast of Ss. Peter...
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Discussion, comments and suggestions. All are invited as people in two rural deaneries reflect in the coming months on proposed pastoral plans released by the archdiocese June 13 that include nine parishes consolidating with other parishes, regional clusters of parishes sharing personnel, resources and programs, and schools forming area systems or...
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Days filled with music and prayer, programs for youth and adults, and two Masses celebrated by Archbishop George J. Lucas will highlight Hispanic congresses planned for July 29 and 30 at V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha. The adult event, "Families Walking in God’s Love," is the second annual congress sponsored by the archdiocese...
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Sharing a spirit of unity, accountability and optimism, 22 representatives of the Omaha archdiocese returned from a nationwide gathering of Catholic leaders with fresh ideas and goals for spreading the Gospel. They joined about 3,500 others from dioceses across the country July 1-4 in Orlando, Fla., at the "Convocation of Catholic Leaders – the...
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A 32-year veteran of education who was the archdiocese’s 2009 administrator of the year has been named president of Norfolk Catholic School. Don Ridder, principal of Holy Name School in Omaha since 2015, assumed his new post July 1 at the school system, which is affiliated with Sacred Heart Parish in Norfolk and serves students from...

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