The Shepherd's Voice

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

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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
On the feast of Divine Mercy, we let God define us
By ARCHBISHOP GEORGE J. LUCAS In addition to not being able to celebrate the Easter Vigil with a congregation this year, I also missed the privilege of baptizing the catechumens… Read More
Holy Week gives us the answer to questions posed by COVID-19
By ARCHBISHOP GEORGE J. LUCAS Much has changed in our daily lives since we were signed with ashes at the beginning of Lent. Feb. 26, Ash Wednesday, seems like ages… Read More
Coronavirus deprivations offer moments of grace
By ARCHBISHOP GEORGE J. LUCAS Recent directives from public health and government officials lead us to believe that our normal activities and interactions will be curtailed for a number of… Read More
Respect for life must be rooted in mercy: Archbishop Lucas introduces ‘Walking with Moms in Need’
In this week’s interview, Archbishop George J. Lucas speaks with communication manager David Hazen about a new initiative of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) called “Walking with Moms… Read More
‘Invite Jesus to come into your life today’
Archbishop Lucas encourages us to go to confession this Lent In this week’s interview, Archbishop George J. Lucas speaks with communication manager David Hazen about the sacrament of reconciliation in… Read More
Respect for life accentuates archbishop’s pilgrimages
In this week’s interview, Archbishop George J. Lucas speaks with communication manager David Hazen about his two January pilgrimages. The first was his ad limina trip to Rome, where he… Read More
"To the threshold of the apostles": Ad limina Q&A with Archbishop Lucas
Prior to departing for his quinquennial ad limina pilgrimage, Archbishop Lucas shared his thoughts on the importance of this trip for maintaining the link between local Catholics and the universal… Read More