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Post date: 05/15/2019
University of Notre Dame President Father John Jenkins, CSC, will be the keynote speaker June 10 at the 2019 CHANCE Luncheon, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Children’s Scholarship Fund (CSF).  The luncheon, which will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Embassy Suites Conference Center in La Vista, is sponsored by Mutual of Omaha Bank....
Post date: 05/15/2019
The Archdiocese of Omaha on May 9 disbursed nearly half of the $470,000 raised by special collections during weekend Masses March 23-24 to assist flood relief efforts following catastrophic mid-March flooding. Over $230,000 is being distributed in Papillion, Fremont, Hooper, Elkhorn, Bellevue, Columbus, Schuyler and Springfield. Archbishop George...
Post date: 05/15/2019
After he rose from the dead, Jesus told his followers: “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” (Mk 16:15). From that great commission, the Catholic Church has understood that one of its main responsibilities is to spread the Good News. Today, the church spreads its message through newspapers, magazines, television, radio,...

Robert Faulhaber performs the meticulous work of painting an Easter candle, an art that he has mastered over the past 20 years. His candles are used in the churches of St. Bernard, St. Stephen the Martyr and St. Thomas More, all in Omaha. BRANDON MCKENNA
Post date: 05/01/2019
Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Caravaggio have blessed mankind with stunning works of art. In their times, these artistic giants made sure to give themselves ample space to create. For Michelangelo, it was the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. For Rembrandt and Caravaggio, often it was large canvases. Omaha artist Robert Faulhaber doesn’t have the...

Knights of Columbus members load cleaning supplies and other flood relief items into trucks March 30 in Columbus. The supplies were donated by the group’s national office and delivered to four areas hard hit by mid-March flooding. Pictured are, from left, Patrick Lowery, and looking toward camera, Richard Lowery, Matt Richardson, Lou Gasper, Lee Anderson and Mike Conrad. Tony Hergott/Knights of Columbus
Post date: 05/01/2019
As flood victims around the archdiocese attempt to rebuild their lives, Catholic parishes, schools, organizations, Knights of Columbus councils and individual parishioners have been stepping up to lend a hand. In areas such as St. Edward and Genoa, Bellevue, Valley and Niobrara – and many other areas around the archdiocese – hundreds of people...

State Sen. Joni Albrecht is sponsoring LB209, which would require doctors to tell a woman seeking a medication abortion that it may be possible to reverse it. The bill, the third pro-life bill sponsored by Albrecht in as many years, has 25 co-sponsors. NEBRASKA LEGISLATURE
Post date: 05/01/2019
When first asked to sponsor pro-life legislation, Nebraska state Sen. Joni Albrecht knew God had already given her the strength to say yes. Albrecht, who has represented Nebraska’s 17th legislative district since 2017, is currently sponsoring her third pro-life bill in three years. Her pro-life convictions stem from experience. Albrecht’s...

Therese Safranek met her daughter’s neighbor, also named Claire, while she walked each day. The woman and her children pause for a photo with Safranek in front of their home where the mother sews in the sunlight.
Post date: 05/01/2019
Many retirees spend winters in Texas or Arizona. But when Dr. Therese Safranek retired last year, she went to Rwanda. “Terri hates winter. All year she dreads it, even in summer,” said her husband, Jim Brosnihan, a dentist. He added she was burned out by 30 years treating trauma patients in the emergency room. One of their four children, Claire...
Post date: 05/01/2019
Archbishop George J. Lucas will ordain 10 men as permanent deacons for the Archdiocese of Omaha during a 10 a.m. Mass May 4 at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. They will join the 239 permanent deacons currently serving their parishes and communities in many capacities across the archdiocese. Deacons assist at Masses; preside at baptisms, weddings...
Post date: 05/01/2019
Priests celebrating landmark anniversaries this year joined Archbishop George J. Lucas, Archbishop Emeritus Elden Francis Curtiss and their brother priests for a celebration Mass and dinner April 30 at St. Patrick Church in Fremont. From left, front row, are Father Michael Grewe, 40 years, Missionary Benedictine Father Volker Futter, 50 years,...
Post date: 05/01/2019
Father Wayne Schlautman, a Howells native whose nearly 54 years of priesthood included pastoral assignments in rural and urban parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Omaha, died April 14. He was 79.  A funeral Mass was held April 22 at Christ the King Church in Omaha with interment at Calvary Cemetery.  Father Schlautman attended Howells High...

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