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Volunteers Emily Stutzman, left, and Isaac Ostdiek, right, members of St. Bonaventure Parish, and Abe Perault, of St. Isidore Parish, all in Columbus, prepare food for third-world families at a food packing event coordinated by Cross Catholic Outreach and the Columbian Squires at Scotus Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School June 15. COURTESY PHOTO
Post date: 07/10/2019
Approximately 175 volunteers from the Columbus area packed 40,000 meals in 90 minutes for hungry people in Central America and the Caribbean.  The June 15 event at Scotus Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School in Columbus was sponsored by Cross Catholic Outreach, a Catholic relief and development ministry, and a small group of Columbian...
Post date: 07/10/2019
Tom Venzor, executive director of the Nebraska Catholic Conference (NCC), speaks during a panel discussion on religious liberty at Christ the King Church in Omaha. He said the state should have a compelling interest, such as public safety, to justify interfering with actions based on sincerely held religious beliefs. The June 26 event focused on...
Post date: 07/10/2019
Archbishop George J. Lucas and Father Daniel Kampschneider, pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Omaha, join hundreds of parishioners June 16 for a ribbon cutting to open their new Parish Center. People then entered the center for a dedication ceremony and blessing by the archbishop, a celebration meal and self-guided tours. The two-story, 29...
Post date: 07/10/2019
A milestone in the development of the new Lannon Learning Commons at Creighton Preparatory School in Omaha was achieved June 11 as President Jesuit Father Tom Neitzke and his predecessor, Jesuit Father Tom Merkel, blessed three bells to be installed in the 116-foot tower under construction at the front of the complex.  The Lannon Learning Commons...
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About 225 people gathered June 27-29 at Creighton University in Omaha to explore the ecological, economic and policy implications of climate change.  The event was the first of three biennial conferences, titled “Laudato Si’ and the U.S. Catholic Church: A Conference Series on Our Common Home,” aimed at promoting application of the principles...
Post date: 07/10/2019
“The Way,” a healing retreat for female survivors of abuse, will be offered August 9-11 by the Diocese of Grand Island in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Omaha and the Diocese of Lincoln. The retreat, developed and led by Sue Stubbs, victim assistance coordinator for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, is centered around the Stations of the Cross...
Post date: 07/10/2019
Rebekah Hagan, one of the first women to undergo a successful abortion pill reversal, will be the featured speaker at Essential Pregnancy Services’ 9th annual Breakfast for Life Aug. 17 at 9:30 a.m. in the new St. Vincent de Paul Parish Center in Omaha.  Hagan, a California native, came to Nebraska earlier this year to testify in support of LB209...
Post date: 07/07/2019
Two College of Saint Mary students recently earned honors for their accomplishments: sophomore Atziri Valadez and graduate student Emmilie Kosiba. Valadez is one of 262 students nationally selected by Campus Compact for its 2019 Newman Civic Fellowship, a one-year learning experience focusing on personal, professional and civic growth. Campus...

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Post date: 06/18/2019
Archbishop George J. Lucas and Father Daniel Kampschneider, pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Omaha, join hundreds of parishioners June 16 for a ribbon cutting to open their new Parish Center. People then entered the center for a dedication ceremony and blessing by the archbishop, a celebration meal and self-guided tours. The two-story, 29...

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Post date: 06/18/2019
Father Michael Swanton, center, pastor of St. Bonaventure Parish in Columbus, joins members of the parish and general contractor May 19 to break ground for a new parish center and narthex. The project includes demolishing the current parish center, side chapel and maintenance garage, as well as renovations inside the church. During the project,...

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