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Post date: 09/20/2017
People across the archdiocese can take public stands for the unborn Oct. 1 as part of the national Life Chain effort. That’s when groups from Catholic parishes will gather with other pro-life supporters along streets and highways, holding signs supporting life and opposing abortion. Listed below are cities and towns in the Archdiocese of Omaha...
Post date: 09/14/2017
Divine renovation. That’s the theme of a conference, which will include Archbishop George J. Lucas, pastors, parish leaders and members of archdiocesan ministries, aimed at re-energizing the Catholic Church’s mission to evangelize. The Oct. 2-3 event at St. Mary Church in Norfolk will be led by Father James Mallon, author of the book, "Divine...
Post date: 09/14/2017
Amidst worldwide turmoil over refugees and immigrants, Archbishop George J. Lucas is joining Pope Francis and fellow bishops in a global campaign of accompanying the suffering. "Each migrant and refugee has a name, a face and a story," the archbishop said. "I join the Holy Father in urging Catholics in the archdiocese to welcome, know and...
Post date: 09/14/2017
Five deacons were honored for their service and 14 who have died were remembered in prayer Aug. 26 at the annual anniversary dinner for the Archdiocese of Omaha permanent diaconate. Archbishop George J. Lucas and Archbishop Emeritus Elden Francis Curtiss attended the dinner in Omaha, which included a keynote address by Archbishop Lucas,...
Post date: 09/14/2017
St. Wenceslaus Parish in Omaha will break ground on a new church Sept. 24 as part of its annual Vaclav Fall Festival, including noon Mass with Archbishop George J. Lucas. The parish also is celebrating its 140th anniversary, and the archbishop will bless six classrooms added to the school this fall. A picnic lunch and carnival also will be held....

Mitzi Infante Magaña, left, in rotations for patient care as she wraps up her physician assistant studies, confers Sept. 11 with Dr. Emily Braun at One World Community Health Centers Inc. in Bellevue. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.
Post date: 09/14/2017
Mitzi Infante Magaña is an example of the good that has come from DACA. Brought to the United States by her parents at age 7, she grew up with four siblings in Kansas City, Mo., oblivious to the fact she was an undocumented immigrant until she was a senior in high school. "It was devastating," Infante Magaña said of that day. "But I also got this...

Archbishop George J. Lucas and Lutheran Bishop Brian Maas join in the opening hymn of a Sept. 11 joint prayer service at Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church in Omaha. Photo by Mike May/Staff.
Post date: 09/14/2017
This time, it was Archbishop George J. Lucas’ turn. With a ceremonial knock on the door and a welcoming embrace from his host, the archbishop joined Lutheran Bishop Brian Maas in a demonstration of ecumenical unity at Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church in Omaha Sept. 11. The joint Catholic-Lutheran prayer service, which attracted 450 people, was...

Wesley Smith addresses a 2014 Discovery Institute summer seminar in Seattle.
Post date: 09/14/2017
A nationally renowned expert on bioethical issues will help illuminate the growing threats to human dignity posed by the culture of death through euthanasia, assisted suicide and other evils at this year’s Bishop’s Pro-Life Banquet and Conference, Sept. 29-30, in Lincoln. Keynote speaker Wesley Smith, a senior fellow with the Discovery Institute’s...

Fremont Fire Capt. Pat Tawney, right, a member of St. Patrick Parish in Fremont, visits Sept. 5 with coworkers and fellow parishioners Alan Atkinson, left, and Dave Wordekemper.
Post date: 09/14/2017
David Kirchofer saw the terrified faces of children who, along with their parents, were plucked from floodwaters and stood to lose everything they had in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. It left an indelible mark on him. Kirchofer was in the Houston area for more than a week as part of Nebraska Task Force One, a group of firefighters, doctors...

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