The Shepherd's Voice

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

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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
Jesus’ instruction on immigration: ‘Treat others as we would want to be treated’
In this week’s interview, Archbishop George J. Lucas speaks with communication manager David Hazen about immigration. The archbishop encourages us to regard immigrants first and foremost in terms of their… Read More
The Lord reveals himself in quiet ways at Christmas
In this interview, Archbishop George J. Lucas speaks with communication manager David Hazen about how the Lord reveals himself to us during the seasons of Advent and Christmas. Q: There are… Read More
Dependence on him is the start of true stewardship
  Q: The Archdiocese recently marked the conclusion of the Ignite the Faith capital campaign. Could you tell us a little about how that effort came about and its impact?… Read More
Racism is still a problem in our schools, communities
 In this installment of The Shepherd’s Voice, communication manager David Hazen speaks with Archbishop George J. Lucas about a listening session he attended in Omaha on Nov. 2 to… Read More
"Lord, help our unbelief": How Lectio Divina helps us receive Jesus
Many Catholics struggle to “get something” out of their experience of Mass, with huge numbers reporting (according to recent surveys) that they don’t believe the Church’s pivotal claims about the… Read More
Standing up for human dignity
  In his second Respect Life Month podcast for 2019, Archbishop Lucas talks about how Catholics are called to bear public witness to the Church’s teachings on the sanctity of… Read More
Living Mercy Two by Two: The Work of The St. Vincent De Paul Society
In this week’s interview, communication manager David Hazen speaks with Archbishop George J. Lucas and Diane Mead, president of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the Omaha archdiocese,… Read More