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Post date: 03/27/2019
Two Catholic business leaders who live their faith at work were honored by the Catholic Professional & Business Club (CPBC) at the group’s fourth annual Leading with Faith Award luncheon March 14. Eric Crawford, executive director of Heart Ministry Center, and Sam Wageman, co-founder of Fusion Medical Staffing, both in Omaha, received the...
Post date: 03/15/2019
The Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) retreat movement will come together for its annual gathering at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn., July 12-14. Members of the Catholic movement of spirituality for older adolescents and young adults meet each year for three days of fellowship, prayer and networking. Anyone 18 or older who is currently or...
Post date: 03/15/2019
Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME), a faith-based marriage enrichment program, has begun its ninth annual search for the longest married couple. Entry is open to all husband and wife couples, regardless of religious affiliation. Awards will be presented to the state and national winners in June, National Marriage Month. The national winners will...
Post date: 03/15/2019
Catholic Charities is holding a Lenten food drive to benefit the Juan Diego Center and St. Martin de Porres Center food pantries in Omaha. Items most needed are bags of rice, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, pancake mix, juices, boxed macaroni and cheese, Hamburger Helper and canned goods. However, any frozen meats, nonperishable food items and...
Post date: 03/15/2019
More than 600 people gathered to celebrate the 37th annual MarianFEST Feb. 8 in Omaha. FEST, which stands for Funding Education in the Servite Tradition, is the Omaha school’s largest fundraising event of the year, with proceeds benefiting tuition assistance and scholarships for nearly 50 percent of the student body. This year’s event raised...
Post date: 03/15/2019
Hanna Stec, a senior at Mercy High School and member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, both in Omaha, has been named a finalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. She was named a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist last fall and is now among students who are eligible for 7,500 merit scholarships nationally. Stec is a member of...
Post date: 03/15/2019
Marian Standeven, vice president for mission integration at College of Saint Mary (CSM) in Omaha, has won the 2019 College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) Alumni Award for Excellence in Public Service from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). The award is presented to UNO alumni who have distinguished themselves through their...

Members of the Creighton Prep mock trial team pose with coaches and Judge Timothy Burns after winning the 2018 Nebraska high school mock trial competition Dec. 4 at the Federal Courthouse in Omaha. From left: Patrick Cooper, attorney at Fraser Stryker law firm; junior Chris Nubel; sophomore Nate Reyes; senior Jaliya Nagahawatte; Judge Timothy Burns, judge of the state competition; sophomore Dominic Mendlik; juniors Joe Oberlies, Mason Mandolfo and Matthew Mandolfo; and Mark Laughlin, attorney at Fraser Stryker. COURTESY PHOTO
Post date: 03/01/2019
For the second year in a row, Creighton Prep has taken control of the courtroom. Finishing its local competition season 9-0, the Prep mock trial team qualified for the state tournament Dec. 3 and 4 at the Federal Courthouse in Omaha after defeating other top-ranked teams from the metro area including Duchesne Academy and Skutt Catholic. At this...
Post date: 03/01/2019
The Catholic Professional & Business Club will honor two business leaders who exemplify Catholic principles in the workplace at its fourth annual Leading with Faith Award luncheon.  Archbishop George J. Lucas will present the award during the luncheon March 14 at the Scott Conference Center in Omaha. This year’s finalists and their parishes...
Post date: 03/01/2019
The ministry of acolyte was conferred on seminarian Paul Floersch during a Mass at the Pontifical North American College in Rome Feb. 24. Floersch is a native Omahan and member of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Omaha. Bishop Steven J. Lopes of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter conducted the ceremony. During the rite, he placed a...

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