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Omahans Liam Kizer of Christ the King Parish, left, and Isaac Bessmer and William Butler, both of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, who traveled with the St. Peter Parish group, await the beginning of the March for Life Jan. 18 in Washington, D.C. COURTESY PHOTO
Post date: 02/01/2019
Youthful exuberance and faithful commitment were on display as hundreds of thousands of pro-life supporters converged on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the 46th annual March for Life Jan. 18. About 460 of those people, mostly high school students, represented the Omaha archdiocese in the event, showing their support for the unborn. ...

Muriel Munchrath, a member of the archdiocese’s Living Legacy Circle, left an enduring mark in two areas that meant a great deal to her: eucharistic adoration and seminarian education. COURTESY PHOTO
Post date: 02/01/2019
“It takes a noble person to plant a seed for a tree that will someday give shade to people they will never meet.” This quote by D. Elton Trueblood, a 20th century Quaker author and theologian, is on the office whiteboard of Tony LaMar, legacy planning officer for the Archdiocese of Omaha. There are so many people who have made sacrifices in their...
Post date: 02/01/2019
A former Planned Parenthood clinic director who now travels the world sharing the truth about abortion is coming to Omaha, bringing her pro-life message and previews of a movie telling her story.  Abby Johnson will be the featured speaker at the All in Christ for Pro-Life Banquet, sponsored by Life Runners Feb. 22 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish...
Post date: 02/01/2019
Twenty years of spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. Spirit Catholic Radio will mark that milestone with two priests who are regulars on the statewide radio network’s program schedule. Featured speakers during a Feb. 18 celebration dinner at Embassy Suites in La Vista will be Fathers Larry Richards and Wade Menezes, both frequent hosts of EWTN...

Student intern Denisse Navarro-Perez stocks shelves Jan. 24 at Creighton Cupboard. Navarro-Perez is a business/pre-law major at Creighton and a member of St. Frances Cabrini Parish in Omaha. DANIKA LANG/STAFF
Post date: 02/01/2019
Food insecurity is a pressing issue not only at a global level, but also a local one.  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, food insecurity is “a lack of available financial resources for food at the level of the household.” This definition is what Michele Bogard, associate vice provost for student engagement at Creighton University,...
Post date: 02/01/2019
Jane Rozier of Bellevue, left, lets Joseph Gerken, 5, examine a statue of Santo Niño de Cebu, the Christ Child, to whom Filipinos have a special devotion. With Joseph is his mother, Mary Lou Gerken, and brother, Kolbe, 1, members of St. Thomas More Parish in Omaha. The statue was part of a Santo Niño procession at St. Thomas More Church on Jan. 21...
Post date: 02/01/2019
Deacon Wesley Kreun, whose eight years of service included youth and young adult ministry at St. Stephen the Martyr Parish, died Jan. 12. He was 62. Ordained in 2010, he also taught baptism classes and served as the leader of a local Boy Scout troop. “Deacon Wes,” as he was known by his fellow clergy and parishioners at St. Stephen, “was a...

St. Cecilia eighth-graders Ella Gerken, left, and Johnna Pick stand with their photos Jan. 23 at an art gallery in St. Cecilia Cathedral’s cultural center. St. Cecilia students used lessons from a visiting artist in creating their own work. SUSAN SZALEWSKI
Post date: 01/31/2019
Not many schools enjoy the perk of being a parking lot away from a cathedral and an art gallery, both magnets for artists. But that’s where St. Cecilia School finds itself. And educators there use the school’s unique situation to bring art and artists to all their students as part of a collaboration with the Cathedral Arts Project (CAP). The...

Father James Keiter, center back, gathers Jan. 6 for a photo with other local participants – who just happen to be members of his extended family – at this year’s SEEK conference in Indianapolis. In the front row from left are Taylor Fischer, Adel Fischer, Ericka (Fischer) Schroerlucke, Ryan Schroerlucke and Justine Fischer. Back row: Zach Fischer, Alex Fischer, Father Keiter, Michael Fischer and Cody Fischer.  Not pictured is Danny Fischer. COURTESY PHOTO
Post date: 01/31/2019
Hope is rising in northern Cedar County: hope for the future of the church, hope that the Holy Spirit is alive and active in the midst of recent turmoil, hope inspired by the faith of young people. Priests and laity alike expressed this hope at SEEK2019, a conference sponsored by the Denver-based Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS...

Nebraska private school students gather inside the state Capitol rotunda in Lincoln Jan. 24 for the annual school choice rally, sponsored by School Choice Nebraska. Students wore yellow scarves to promote the bill LB670, the Opportunity Scholarships Act, which would establish tax credits for donations to nonprofit scholarship-granting organizations. COURTESY PHOTO
Post date: 01/30/2019
For the Catholic Church, providing a high-quality education where every child can succeed is not merely a matter of equity, but one of social justice.  That’s why Catholics from across the state show up in force for the annual school choice rally, the culminating event of National School Choice Week. This year’s rally, held Jan. 24 at the state...

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