A rendering of Creighton University’s nearly $100 million health sciences campus planned at Park Central in midtown Phoenix. Photo, CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY
In Phoenix since 2009, Omaha-based Creighton University is expanding its presence to include a nearly $100 million health sciences campus.   Hailed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey as a “significant new expansion and investment,” phase one of the... Read More

Jan Hostert tears up after receiving the Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women’s Mullen Award. She is with her husband, Paul, and a granddaughter, Jamie Hoyle, all of Sacred Heart Parish at Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Butte.
More than 170 women gathered Sept. 17 at St. Peter Parish in Stanton to celebrate Jesus’ love, be prayerfully inspired in their friendships and continue their  good works through the Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (OACCW).  ... Read More

Retired Father James Kramper thanks supporters and tells stories Sept. 23 about the founding and development of his retirement home and retreat center for families near Newcastle. He is standing in the main room of his Casa de Paz (House of Peace), a chapel with Stations of the Cross leading up and down the stairs and a waterfall-fountain flowing between the rows of seating. Read more on PAGE 10. Photo by JOE RUFF.
RURAL NEWCASTLE – More than 100 friends and family of Father James Kramper gathered Sept. 23 to celebrate completion of his retirement home in the rolling hills between Ponca and Newcastle, about 20 miles from the farm where he grew up.   But... Read More

Dr. Lloyd Pierre of Sancta Familia Medical Apostolate points out features of the health clinic’s recently-installed ultrasound machine, one of the newest placements in Nebraska by the Ultrasound Initiative of the Knights of Columbus. With him are nurse practitioner Angelina Giles, left, medical technician Dung Nguyen, office manager Jeanne Sidel and Mike Conrad, a past Nebraska state deputy and a supreme director with the national Knights of Columbus. Photo by ELIZABETH WELLS
Ultrasound is the “window to the womb,” according to Theresa Alarcon, director of nursing at Essential Pregnancy Services in Omaha.   “I have the honor of being in the ultrasound room when women come through,” she said. “Without ultrasound it... Read More

Mario Vasquez, his daughters Lupita and Cindy and his wife, Maria Gutierrez, smile in front of their family crucifix at their home in Omaha Sept. 30 after their evening prayer, prayed kneeling before the crucifix.
Faith is at the center of the Vasquez-Gutierrez home. They gather each night for family prayer. Eleven-year-old Lupita sees God’s hand in that time together.   “I think God protects us to keep our hearts in good shape,” she says.   Lupita... Read More

A rendering of Creighton University’s nearly $100 million health sciences campus planned at Park Central in midtown Phoenix. Photo, CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY

Jan Hostert tears up after receiving the Omaha Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women’s Mullen Award. She is with her husband, Paul, and a granddaughter, Jamie Hoyle, all of Sacred Heart Parish at Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Butte.

Retired Father James Kramper thanks supporters and tells stories Sept. 23 about the founding and development of his retirement home and retreat center for families near Newcastle. He is standing in the main room of his Casa de Paz (House of Peace), a chapel with Stations of the Cross leading up and down the stairs and a waterfall-fountain flowing between the rows of seating. Read more on PAGE 10. Photo by JOE RUFF.

Dr. Lloyd Pierre of Sancta Familia Medical Apostolate points out features of the health clinic’s recently-installed ultrasound machine, one of the newest placements in Nebraska by the Ultrasound Initiative of the Knights of Columbus. With him are nurse practitioner Angelina Giles, left, medical technician Dung Nguyen, office manager Jeanne Sidel and Mike Conrad, a past Nebraska state deputy and a supreme director with the national Knights of Columbus. Photo by ELIZABETH WELLS

Mario Vasquez, his daughters Lupita and Cindy and his wife, Maria Gutierrez, smile in front of their family crucifix at their home in Omaha Sept. 30 after their evening prayer, prayed kneeling before the crucifix.
The race in Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District sees a political newcomer taking on a seven-term veteran as Jessica McClure tries to unseat Rep. Jeff Fortenberry. Both are from Lincoln.   Fortenberry, a member of St. Joseph Parish in Lincoln and a Republican, holds a master’s degree in...
Rep. Don Bacon, a Republican seeking a second term in Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District, starts each morning with a verse from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament.   It’s an important part of his routine, Bacon told the Catholic Voice, and one reflection of the Christian...
Father James Buckley had been battling cancer for a year, taking care of his aging mother and not taking any real time for vacation.   But the associate pastor of St. Cecilia Parish in Omaha said he felt called to make a special trip to France in May, to venerate incorruptible saints such as...

Ofelia Franco of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Omaha, left, with the Archdiocese of Omaha delegation to the national V Encuentro gathering in Grapevine, Texas, Sept. 20-23. Seated at her right are Mariana Flores Chavez of the Center for Family Life Formation, Juan Magana of St. Patrick Parish in Fremont, Archbishop George J. Lucas, and priest of the archdiocese Father Ralph O’Donnell, currently serving with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Standing are Max Allen of FOCCUS Inc., Father Scott Hastings, vicar for clergy and judicial vicar, and Deacon Gregorio Elizalde, manager of Latino Ministry.
Ofelia Franco, a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Omaha, said she was touched spiritually as she, five others from the Archdiocese of Omaha and more than 3,000 people from around the country gathered in Grapevine, Texas, for V Encuentro.   “I experienced the joy of belonging to the...

                 

     

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