The Shepherd's Voice

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

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"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
Global Leadership Summit Equips Leaders To Realize Pastoral Vision
Early in August, I joined over 300 clergy and lay leaders from around the archdiocese to participate in The Global Leadership Summit (GLS). While we were gathered in Omaha, we… Read More
Catholic Schools Communities of Faith and Learning
In this month’s discussion, Archbishop George J. Lucas sits down with Dr. Michael Ashton, superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Omaha archdiocese, to talk about the upcoming school year and… Read More
Archbishop Lucas Reflects On 10 Years of Episcopal Ministry
Archbishop George J. Lucas was installed as head of the Archdiocese of Omaha on July 22, 2009. In this week’s interview with communications manager David Hazen, he discusses some of… Read More
Fostering A Culture of Vocational Discernment
While spring may be wedding and graduation season, it’s also the season for ordinations to the diaconate and priesthood. In this week’s interview, communications manager David Hazen asks Archbishop George… Read More