The Shepherd's Voice

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

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Synod process assesses people’s connection to the Church
More than 8,000 people in the Archdiocese of Omaha participated in the diocesan phase of a worldwide process of discernment to gather feedback on people’s sense of integration into the… Read More
Statement by Archbishop George J. Lucas on the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs Decision
The Supreme Court’s decision in the Dobbs case is a major victory for unborn children, for their mothers and for the cause of justice in our country. Citizens and their… Read More
The priesthood: bringing ‘the light of the Gospel in every age and in every place
In the first of three pieces concerning vocations to the priesthood, Archbishop George J. Lucas shares his joy and gratitude for the upcoming ordination on June 4 of two men… Read More
Experiencing the risen Lord during the Easter season
Archbishop George J. Lucas shares his insights concerning how to find and experience Jesus through the reality of his resurrection and how belief in his resurrection illuminates our faith and… Read More
What is the Journey of Faith?
Q. Many people are now aware of the archdiocese-wide effort to help parishes flourish now and in the future called Journey of Faith. Can you explain what is meant by… Read More
Living Lent more fully
As we begin our Lenten observances, Archbishop George J. Lucas reflects on the meaning of Lent and how we can deepen our experience of the season and receive God’s graces… Read More
Celebrating the blessing of Catholic schools
As Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Omaha conclude their celebration of Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 30 through Feb. 5, Archbishop George J. Lucas is joined by Vickie Kauffold, superintendent… Read More
How should we respond to the COVID pandemic?
Archbishop George J. Lucas reflects on how the Catholic faithful can find hope and strength to endure the ongoing COVID pandemic by coming together as a faith community, showing respect… Read More
‘Invite Jesus in’ during this new year
Archbishop George J. Lucas reflects on the highlights and challenges of 2021 and looks ahead to the new year, encouraging the faithful to make time for prayer and deepening their… Read More
The beauty of the Incarnation
Archbishop George J. Lucas shares his thoughts on the incarnation of Jesus in history and what his taking on human form means for us today. He also shares a Christmas… Read More
Catholic Voice, The True Voice have helped bishops teach the faith
By Archbishop George J. Lucas The time has come to say goodbye to the print version of the Catholic Voice. This trusted element of our archdiocesan communications effort will still… Read More
Benefits of Archbishop’s Annual Appeal felt widely
In this month’s discussion, Archbishop George J. Lucas fields several questions about the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, which kicked off last month. The annual campaign supports Catholic Charities as well as… Read More