The Shepherd's Voice

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

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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
ARCHBISHOP LUCAS: Prayer, encouragement crucial to promoting priestly vocations
In this month’s discussion, Archbishop George J. Lucas discusses with communications manager David Hazen the challenge of inviting and disposing young men to consider a vocation to the diocesan priesthood.… Read More
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