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Post date: 03/01/2019
An Omaha college is one of 25 in the United States selected for the second annual Diversity, Civility and Liberal Arts Institute, to be held June 2-5 in Atlanta. College of Saint Mary is the only Nebraska school selected for the institute, which aims to help faculty and administrators address issues of diversity, civility, inclusion and student...
Post date: 03/01/2019
Students and staff at Our Lady of Lourdes School in Omaha marked their patron’s feast day Feb. 11 with an all-school Mass celebrated by Archbishop George J. Lucas. The archbishop also recognized the middle school youth group for its recent drive to collect more than 600 deodorant and other personal hygiene items for homeless clients at the Stephen...
Post date: 03/01/2019
Mercy High School announced its 2019 Distinguished Woman of Mercy Alumna winner at its annual FIESTA fundraiser Feb. 16. Ann Bendon Wieberg, class of 1957, will receive the award at the Omaha school’s 2019 all-school reunion June 2 in recognition of her years of service to her family, the Mercy family and the broader community. Bendon Wieberg...

During a book signing Jan. 25 at Via Christe Assisted Living Community in Omaha, retired Msgr. James Gilg, left, who lives at Boys Town, watches as Father Clifford Stevens signs a copy of his new book, “Legacy of Devotion,” about Servant of God Father Edward Flanagan, founder of Boys Town in Omaha. PHOTO BY MIKE BUCKLEY
Post date: 02/15/2019
The story of a priest who revolutionized the way orphaned, disadvantaged and troubled youth were cared for – and who now is under consideration for sainthood – is the subject of a new book by one of those youths. “Legacy of Devotion” by retired Father Clifford Stevens, is a biography of Servant of God Father Edward Flanagan, founder of Boys Town...
Post date: 02/15/2019
Youth Frontiers, a Midwest organization for character education, has named senior Selena Thompson of V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School as its 2019 Character Award winner and scholarship recipient. Along with the award, Thompson received a $2,500 college scholarship for her exceptional leadership skills. Thompson was nominated by her...
Post date: 02/15/2019
The Archdiocese of Omaha Catholic Schools and Madonna School & Community Based Services in Omaha, in partnership with St. Robert Bellarmine School and St. Pius X/St. Leo School, both in Omaha, are launching a new program, the Madonna Community of Inclusive Education and Services, beginning next August.  “The goal of inclusion is to maximize...
Post date: 02/15/2019
As part of its senior theology course on Catholic Social Teaching, Mercy High School in Omaha is the first, and currently the only, school in the Mercy Education System of the Americas to implement a program from St. Mary’s Press called Understanding Racism.  The program was brought to Mercy by theology instructor Melissa Regele, who wanted to...
Post date: 02/15/2019
Those who have or know someone with a loved one who is incarcerated are invited to share in prayer with and for families struggling with separation.   The new prayer initiative meets the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in  the St. Vincent Room at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 14330 Eagle Run Drive, in Omaha. Prayer is informal, typically...
Post date: 02/15/2019
Kevin Vogt will return to St. Cecilia Cathedral Feb.17 to perform an organ recital and join with the Cathedral Choir for a concert. He will perform at 3 p.m. on the cathedral’s Pasi Opus 14 dual-temperament pipe organ, an instrument whose commissioning he oversaw in 2003. While at St. Cecilia from 1998 to 2008, Vogt served as organist, choirmaster...
Post date: 02/01/2019
Father Carl Zoucha, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Omaha, second row right, leads a group of 32 pilgrims departing Omaha’s Eppley Airfield Jan. 21 for Panama City to attend World Youth Day with Pope Francis. The group includes two priests, four women religious, a seminarian, adult chaperones, young adults and seven minors. For local...

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