The Shepherd's Voice

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

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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
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