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High schools help Project Rachel

Through collections, trivia nights, dress down days, bake sales, cake walks and other fundraisers, 11 Catholic high schools in the archdiocese raised $5,478 for Project Rachel, a Catholic-based ministry that helps men and women recover from the spiritual and emotional impacts of abortion.

Students and administrators from several schools presented checks to Archbishop George J. Lucas April 19 and heard the archbishop, Jeff Kanger, associate director for pro-life and family for the Nebraska Catholic Conference, and Whitney Bradley, coordinator of the archdiocese’s Respect Life Apostolate, speak about pro-life activities and how the donations will be used.

Participating schools were Creighton Preparatory School, Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, Marian, Mercy, Roncalli Catholic, V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic high schools, all in Omaha; Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School in Bellevue; Mount Michael Benedictine School near Elkhorn; Norfolk Catholic High School in Norfolk; Pope John XXIII Central Catholic High School in Elgin, and Scotus Central Catholic High School in Columbus.