Stories of faith from around the Archdiocese
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…
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…
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…
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…
Religious sisters teach truth in diverse ways
Truth and love. Sister Renée Mirkes has dedicated her whole life to those things. And not just as ideals – but as very concrete, personal realities. “The two things that…
St. Gerald Parish evangelists are changing lives
Faith mentors grateful for archdiocese training Joe Buck, 23, had been watching his friends leave the church “with reckless abandon” and decided to do something about it. He took training…
How friendship can save souls
Michael Doerneman knew a co-worker was in need after that person reached out to him. “He was depressed and wasn’t finding answers in things of this world,” he said. “He…
Meeting Jesus in the ordinary
When first asked to speak at ArchOmaha Unite, Mara Fosdick had no idea what she would say. “I had heard the archdiocesan mission statement before,” said Fosdick, a member of…
She made the choice
It was her decision. Her mother had been baptized Catholic but was no longer practicing. Her father had not been around as she was growing up. Kierstene Frye was never…
Love is a doing word
Christine Ikeh was a refugee from rural Nigeria, who had fled the violence and havoc caused by Boko Haram militants, when Dana Washington noticed her attending Mass at her church,…
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