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Post date: 05/24/2017
Nebraska Catholic Conference (NCC) officials, and members of several other organizations advocating school choice, celebrated May 23 the recent vote of the Legislature’s Revenue Committee to advance a school choice bill to the full Legislature. The committee voted 5-3 May 18 to advance LB295 (the Opportunity Scholarships Act), which calls for...
Post date: 05/19/2017
A Catholic Charities executive from Houston is taking the top spot at Catholic Charities in Omaha, as executive director John Griffith pursues new opportunities. Gregg Wilson will lead the charitable arm of the Archdiocese of Omaha. He most recently served as chief administrative officer for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-...
Post date: 05/18/2017
High school is a time of growth and change – including growth in faith and service to others. The Catholic Voice asked nine 2017 graduates how their faith has grown during their high school years and how that faith will carry them into endeavors in college, work or military life:   Makayla Brockhaus, St. Ludger Parish and Creighton High School,...
Post date: 05/18/2017
The Vatican has taken a key step forward in the sainthood cause of Servant of God Father Edward J. Flanagan, the founder of Boys Town, local officials said May 15. The Congregation of the Causes of Saints found that the Archdiocese of Omaha’s three-year investigation into Father Flanagan’s life was thorough and without error, and includes evidence...
Post date: 05/18/2017
Three men preparing for the priesthood will be ordained as transitional deacons May 26 at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. Archbishop George J. Lucas will preside at the 7 p.m. ordination Mass at St. Cecilia Cathedral for Taylor Leffler, Patrick Moser and Padraic Stack. "It’s a very good class of men," said Father Andrew Roza, director of the...
Post date: 05/18/2017
Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, a native of Omaha now serving as the archbishop of Chicago, will return to his hometown June 7 to speak at the CHANCE fundraising luncheon benefiting the Children’s Scholarship Fund (CSF) of Omaha. "As a product of Catholic education, I know how beneficial these schools are," said Cardinal Cupich, who grew up in Ss. Peter...

Adam Stephenson, foreground, of St. Charles Borromeo Parish near Gretna, discusses the Disciple Maker Index May 4 at St. Gerald Church in Omaha with fellow parishioners, including Phyllis Brunken, Diane Boni and Craig Vavak, and Father Jeffrey Loseke, pastor. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.
Post date: 05/18/2017
Hopeful, timely and exciting. That’s how representatives of three parishes described their feelings after meeting May 4 about the results of a survey – the Disciple Maker Index – intended to gauge parishioners’ spiritual growth and efforts by their pastor and others to promote that growth. Those parishes – St. Vincent de Paul in Omaha, St. Charles...

Archbishop George J. Lucas places a gold crown on a statue of Our Lady of Fatima during a celebration May 13 at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Mother at Fatima, Portugal..
Post date: 05/18/2017
A formal procession and crowning of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima, Marian hymns, Scripture readings and hundreds of colorful flowers. These were among highlights of a ceremony with Archbishop George J. Lucas at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha May 13 celebrating the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of the Blessed Mother at Fatima, Portugal....

Transitional Deacons Scott Schilmoeller and Nicholas Mishek, visit at the St. John Paul II Newman Center in Omaha. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.
Post date: 05/18/2017
Family friendships with priests and encounters with other faith-filled people planted the seeds – and continued to strengthen – two vocations that will come to fruition June 3. That’s when transitional Deacons Scott Schilmoeller and Nicholas Mishek will be ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop George J. Lucas at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha...

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