The Shepherd's Voice

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

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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
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