The Shepherd's Voice

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

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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
Mary Keeps us Focused On The Real Jesus
In this week’s interview, communications manager David Hazen asks Archbishop George J. Lucas about the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the history of the church and in the… Read More
Jesus Died For Us and Is Now Risen!
In this week’s interview, communications manager David Hazen asks Archbishop George J. Lucas how we can celebrate the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus more meaningfully, so that it will… Read More
Starting Lent With The Gospel of Luke
In this week’s interview, communications manager David Hazen asks Archbishop George J. Lucas to explore the Gospel readings from Luke for the first two Sundays of Lent as a way… Read More
Communications Is At The Heart of The Church
In this week’s interview, communications manager David Hazen asks Archbishop George J. Lucas about the importance of communications in the church, the challenges that our media-saturated environment pose for evangelization,… Read More
The Nebraska Catholic Conference: Lobbying For The Common Good
As you know, each bishop has pastoral responsibilities for Catholic life and apostolates within his own diocese. But because Jesus has sent us into the world to bring the light… Read More
Excellent Catholic Schools The Result of Faith-Filled Sacrifice
As this column is published we will be wrapping up the annual celebration of Catholic Schools Week here in the Archdiocese of Omaha and across our country. I have had… Read More
Planning For The Mission
In this week’s interview, communications manager David Hazen asks Archbishop George J. Lucas about the direction of pastoral planning efforts in the archdiocese and how lay people can best respond… Read More
Epiphany Reminds Us To Share The Good News
In this week’s discussion, Archbishop George J. Lucas and communications manager David Hazen discuss the importance of the Feast of the Epiphany. The archbishop explains that the coming of the… Read More
The Hope of Advent Gives Way To The Joy of Christmas
Christmas reveals Jesus is present to us, in a real and personal way In this week’s column, communications manager David Hazen asks Archbishop George J. Lucas how to celebrate Advent… Read More
Archbishop Notifies Faithful Abuse Report
November 30, 2018 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This past summer, Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson requested the investigative files on Church personnel accused of criminal sexual misconduct* in… Read More
A Letter From Archbishop Lucas On Father Francis Nigli
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ: In the assignment of priests in the Archdiocese of Omaha, we have consistently followed the provisions of the Charter for the Protection of Children… Read More