The Shepherd's Voice

The twice-monthly column and podcast from Archbishop George J. Lucas

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ARCHBISHOP LUCAS: Attending Sunday Mass pleases God and benefits us
By ARCHBISHOP GEORGE J. LUCAS We all recall with some sadness when, over a year ago, all Masses and other gatherings in our parish churches were suspended for a number… Read More
ARCHBISHOP LUCAS: Jesus wants to share his risen life with us
In this month’s discussion, Archbishop George J. Lucas explains to communications manager David Hazen the importance of the Resurrection. If Christ is truly risen from the dead – to which… Read More
ARCHBISHOP LUCAS: Why did Christ have to suffer? Why do we suffer?
In this month’s discussion, Archbishop George J. Lucas uses communications manager David Hazen’s question about the necessity of Christ’s suffering to tackle the question of evil. Evil entered into the… Read More
ARCHBISHOP LUCAS: Disconnect from media, reconnect with God this Lent
In this month’s discussion, Archbishop George J. Lucas expresses to communications manager David Hazen his great desire that the faithful of the archdiocese disconnect from political controversies, news feeds and… Read More
ARCHBISHOP LUCAS: St. Joseph put God’s plan first
In this week’s discussion, Archbishop George J. Lucas and communications manager David Hazen discuss the Year of St. Joseph, inaugurated by Pope Francis last month in an apostolic letter, “Patris… Read More
ARCHBISHOP LUCAS: The Lord wants to come where we need him most
Archbishop encourages us to make Christmas deeply personal In this week’s discussion, Archbishop George J. Lucas and communications manager David Hazen discuss 2020, a very unusual and difficult year due to… Read More
ARCHBISHOP LUCAS: Praying for the dead is an important work of mercy
In this week’s discussion, Archbishop George J. Lucas and communications manager David Hazen discuss the importance of praying for the dead, especially during the month of November. The archbishop explains… Read More
Archbishop Lucas: Love of neighbor the focus of pope’s new encyclical
In this week’s discussion, Archbishop George J. Lucas and communications manager David Hazen discuss the basic themes in Pope Francis’ latest encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti.” Early in the encyclical, the Holy… Read More
Archbishop Lucas: Prayer key to exercising political responsibility
In this week’s discussion, Archbishop George J. Lucas and communications manager David Hazen discuss the kind of unity that Catholics should maintain in the midst of a divided society, and… Read More
Archbishop Lucas' Statement on Racism
On June 1, Archbishop George Lucas released the following statement on the death of George Floyd, the Omaha death of James Scurlock and the Douglas County attorney’s decision not to prosecute… Read More
What is the Holy Spirit asking me to do now?
In this week’s discussion, Archbishop George J. Lucas and communications manager David Hazen recall the great celebration of ArchOmaha Unite on the eve of Pentecost last year, where thousands of… Read More
Pray to St. Joseph for protection of workers
Health care workers, first responders, unemployed especially need his help In this week’s discussion, Archbishop George J. Lucas and communications manager David Hazen discuss where we can find Christ during… Read More