Stories of faith from around the Archdiocese

The Unicameral: open again for business
The tricky thing about writing for the three Nebraska diocesan newspapers is that you must sometimes write about the future. And as Aeschylus, the ancient Greek tragedian, wrote: “You’ll know… Read More
Only two choices for president?
It’s a new year, and with it comes a new opportunity to look at how we engage in our electoral processes. For the last few months, I’ve been looking at… Read More
New Year’s resolutions for concerned Catholics:a few suggestions
During and after the grim martial law period in the early 1980s, many freedom-minded Poles would greet each other on Jan. 1 with a sardonic wish: “May the new year… Read More
Synchrony and culture
Last month I paid a visit to Bar-Ilan University in Israel for a discussion about the role of faith in higher education. Bar-Ilan is distinctive among Israeli universities in its… Read More
DACA youth deserve our prayers, support
When I was a youth minister in Schuyler, I frequently encountered teenagers who went from living without a care in the world to carrying the weight of the world on… Read More
Rudolph to the rescue: the triumph of an under-deer
Robert May was painfully aware of the distance between his dreams and his reality. The 34-year-old Dartmouth graduate had long fantasized about writing the great American novel. Instead, he was working a… Read More
The reformed liturgy, 50 years later
Fifty years ago, on Nov. 30, 1969, the Catholic Church marked the First Sunday of Advent with the universal implementation of the revised Roman Rite of the Mass, approved by… Read More
Be fruitful and multiply
Last year, French President Emmanuel Macron, speaking at a Gates Foundation event in New York, suggested that no well-educated woman would have a large family. “Present me the woman who… Read More
Happy holy days
Is it my imagination, or has the Christmas shopping season (or “holiday shopping season”) extended itself by another few weeks? What we used to call “Black Friday” sales, beginning the… Read More
Why did the Wall fall, 30 years ago?
Nov. 9 marked the 30th anniversary of the peaceful breach of the Berlin Wall – the symbolic high point of the Revolution of 1989, which would be completed seven weeks… Read More
Should the church just stay out of politics?
Americans agree on a lot more than we think. Many times, it is for the good. Sometimes it isn’t. And an example of the latter is the agreement by a… Read More
The laity are called to transform the world
“An authentic faith … always involves a deep desire to change the world.” These words of Pope Francis from “Evangelii Gaudium” (“The Joy of the Gospel”) echo the desire of… Read More

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