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Post date: 08/02/2018
The leader of Americans United for Life (AUL), who underwent a traumatic abortion as a college student and now advocates for life from conception to natural death, will share her story at Essential Pregnancy Services’ eighth annual Breakfast for Life Aug. 18 in Omaha.   “I know the tears and the hurt that can come from abortion,” said...
Post date: 08/02/2018
Two longtime members of St. Joseph Parish in Ponca were honored recently with the parish’s annual St. Joseph the Worker Award for service.   Michael Gibbs was recognized for his 12 years as music director, arranging the music and playing piano and organ at Sunday Masses, weddings and funerals.   Bob Logue, known as “the man to go to” for...
Post date: 08/02/2018
For a 10th straight year, members of Holy Cross Parish in Omaha and other volunteers spent part of their Fourth of July helping people at Douglas County Health Center and their families enjoy the holiday.   They made and served a picnic lunch with brats and hot dogs, baked beans and macaroni salad, watermelon and dessert for about 450 people...
Post date: 08/02/2018
Every little bit helps.   A group teaming up with three Catholic schools in Omaha as it encourages walking, biking and other ways of reducing obesity recently learned pedestrian crossing times will be lengthened by 15 seconds between 3:15 p.m. and 4 p.m. at a corner near All Saints School.    Encouraged by the ongoing Safe Routes to...

Geraldine Kuhn colors greeting cards for family members July 1 at New Cassel Retirement Center in Omaha. School Sister of St. Francis Maureen Connolly, a New Cassel resident, coordinates 90-minute art sessions that include Kuhn and about nine others at the retirement center. So far in its inaugural year, the group has had three art shows in the center, and some of the artwork is on display in an area for prayer and meditation.
Post date: 08/02/2018

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