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Post date: 08/13/2018
The Catholic faithful and all people of faith were invited to pause in their homes, schools and workplaces at 10 a.m. Aug. 14 to join Nebraska’s three Catholic bishops in prayer during the execution of convicted murderer Cary Dean Moore. Having expressed their opposition to the death penalty, Archbishop George J. Lucas and bishops James D. Conley...

Father William Sanderson examines the pipe organ July 25 at Holy Ghost Church in Omaha, where scaffolding can be seen in the background. The organ might need to be replaced after extensive smoke damage from a June fire.
Post date: 08/02/2018
It could have been much worse.   A smoldering fire at Holy Ghost Church in Omaha caused severe smoke damage, but parishioners and staff are grateful there were no injuries or structural damage, said Father William Sanderson, pastor.   Sometime between the end of morning Mass June 21 and the following morning, the fire began in a basement...

Father Thomas Fangman, pastor, talks after Mass July 31 with parishioners Toni Schroeder, far left, Pat Tuosto, Mikki Ludden, Colleen Gawley and Kay Keblesh outside St. Patrick Church in Elkhorn.
Post date: 08/02/2018
It’s one of the oldest parishes in the archdiocese, but its parishioners are among the youngest.    It’s also one of the largest parishes, but as St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn celebrates its 150th anniversary, parishioners say its welcoming spirit, faith and service make it a close-knit and spirit-filled place.   “It’s unique,” said...

Courtesy Photo St. Pius X parishioners Rita Lohaus, left, Sharon Noon and Pat Franks volunteer at the Omaha parish’s annual Ann’s Attic clothing sale. The women have helped with the event for all of its 30 years.
Post date: 08/02/2018
A circle of love.   That’s how Sue Kurtenbach describes St. Pius X Parish’s efforts to collect good, used clothes from parishioners’ closets and sell them at low prices to people in need within parish boundaries.   In its 30th year, the Ann’s Attic clothing sale, July 12-14, helped about 250 people purchase – for about 50 cents up to $2...
Post date: 08/02/2018
A medical clinic in Omaha that integrates the Catholic faith with health care has received certification for its life-affirming work with women from a new national group based in Fairfax, Va.   Sancta Familia Medical Apostolate received the certification from Pro Women’s Healthcare Centers and now is a member of the group’s consortium of...
Post date: 07/27/2018
Deacon Robert Flesch, who visited the sick and elderly and served other needs for more than 20 years at St. Michael Parish in Central City, died July 23. A funeral Mass was held Aug. 14 at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Woodlands, Texas. A memorial service at St. Michael Church and interment will be held at a later time. Ordained in 1992, Deacon...

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