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Dr. George Delgado delivers the keynote address on abortion pill reversal Oct. 26 at the Bishops’ Pro-Life Banquet at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln. COURTESY PHOTO
Post date: 03/14/2019
Abortion advocates place emphasis on a woman’s right to choose: to choose what happens to her body, her baby and her life. But what if her choice changes? Dr. George Delgado is the founder of Abortion Pill Reversal, an initiative for women who have changed their minds after taking mifepristone (RU-486), the first of two drugs used in a chemical or...
Post date: 03/14/2019
A March 12 hearing to determine when the Archdiocese of Omaha and its parishes, schools and institutions will be required to respond to subpoenas from Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson’s office has been postponed to an unspecified date. The subpoenas, issued Feb. 26, asked for records related to the sexual assault or abuse of children, and...

A boy sits on an abandoned boat on what is left of Guatemala’s Lake Atescatempa, which had dried up due to drought and high temperatures in 2017. Three years of drought in Central America have also destroyed crops of corn and beans, leaving families starving and causing Guatemala to declare a true state of emergency, said Catholic Relief Services officials. These families are among the “poorest of the poor” who are helped by U.S. parishes participating in CRS’ Lenten Rice Bowl campaign, said Monica Rodriguez, a CRS project manager. MARVIN RECINOS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
Post date: 03/14/2019
The Catholic faithful have two special opportunities this Lent to practice almsgiving, helping the poor and disadvantaged in our archdiocese, our country and around the world.  The first is the CRS Rice Bowl faith-in-action program. Many parishes and schools around the archdiocese provide the iconic cardboard boxes, usually on Ash Wednesday, that...

Father James Rafferty, director of mission and communication with the Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha, conducts a Lenten mission Feb. 25 at St. Bernadette Parish in Bellevue. MIKE MAY/STAFF
Post date: 03/01/2019
Could setting aside social media, television viewing and other digital distractions be the key to a productive Lent? Father James Rafferty thinks that’s a good place to start. Letting go of distractions to make room in one’s mind and heart for God and sharing God’s love with others is his recommendation for making Lent a time of spiritual growth...

A relic of St. John Vianney – his incorrupt heart – is displayed before Mass Nov. 12 at the fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore. The relic is coming to St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha March 21. BOB ROLLER/CNS
Post date: 03/01/2019
During this difficult time for faithful priests due to the recent revelations of sex abuse in the church, a consolation is coming to Omaha in the form of a relic from their patron saint. The incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney, also known as the Curé of Ars (or priest of Ars), is coming to St. Cecilia Cathedral for veneration by priests and the...

Margie O’Brien shares her lifelong love of reading in her retirement by teaching reading strategies to clients of Essential Pregnancy Services in Omaha. Benefits of reading to young children include stronger relationships, larger vocabularies, improved school readiness, and enhanced memory and cognitive thinking skills. ELIZABETH WELLS
Post date: 03/01/2019
“Oh the Places You’ll Go!” That’s not just the name of a treasured Dr. Seuss book, it’s a prayer Margie O’Brien prays for mothers and children who attend Essential Baby Reads. She’s the instructor for the class on reading strategies at Essential Pregnancy Services (EPS), teaching young moms the value of reading to their children. “As an educator,...
Post date: 03/01/2019
For the fifth consecutive year, Catholics will make their voices heard in the halls of the Legislature as the Nebraska Catholic Conference (NCC) hosts Catholics at the Capitol March 27 in Lincoln.   This half-day program is “an opportunity to educate, engage and empower our Catholic laity from across the state concerning issues of importance to...
Post date: 03/01/2019
People of faith have an opportunity to peacefully and prayerfully stand for the unborn as visible witnesses throughout Lent. The effort is part of the international 40 Days for Life campaign, March 6 (Ash Wednesday) through April 14 (Palm Sunday), said Lauren Bopp, a board member with Nebraskans Embracing Life, local sponsor of the event. The...

Deacon Jim Tardy, a member of St. Cecilia Parish and outreach manager for Catholic Cemeteries, leads the Stations of the Cross at Calvary Cemetery in Omaha at last year’s Good Friday service.
Post date: 02/28/2019
For the fourth consecutive year, Catholic Cemeteries is offering the faithful an opportunity to commemorate Christ’s passion and death by praying the Stations of the Cross on most Wednesdays of Lent and on Good Friday. Although open to everyone, people who have lost loved ones during the past year are especially invited to attend as a way to pray...

State Sen. Lou Ann Linehan addresses students and teachers Jan. 24 at the Capitol in Lincoln at a rally for National School Choice Week. At the event she announced the introduction of the Opportunity Scholarships Act, LB670, which would provide state income tax credits for donations to nonprofit, scholarship-granting organizations. CORY RICHMOND
Post date: 02/28/2019
Working in politics has always been an important way for state Sen. Lou Ann Linehan to live out her Catholic faith.   “Growing up in a large Catholic family, I was taught to trust my faith in God, to respect others and myself, to act responsibly and to be a productive member of my community,” said Linehan. “I have carried these lessons with me to...

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