Kathy Jones, a member of St. Philip Neri-Blessed Sacrament Parish in Omaha, paints the inside of a new wing July 31 at Madonna School in Omaha. Her son, Alex, is a student there. SUSAN SZALEWSKI/STAFF
Kathy Jones, a member of St. Philip Neri-Blessed Sacrament Parish in Omaha, rolled a layer of light blue paint onto new walls at a Catholic school in Omaha that serves people with developmental and cognitive challenges. She said the Madonna School... Read More

Bill Silk, the registrar at Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School in Bellevue and a volunteer at school athletic events for 32 years, compiles statistics in the teachers’ lounge after a home varsity football game. DAVID GOUGER/STAFF
Arriving long before game time and staying after the final whistle sounds, Bill Silk and Mike Piernicky are mainstays at Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School sporting events. Both 65, Silk keeps statistics at the Bellevue school’s football and... Read More

Mary Dulac, foreground, a spiritual mom with the Institute for Priestly Formation’s summer program for seminarians, talks July 23 with seminarian Andrew Natali of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wis., for whom she had been praying, during Friends Night at Creighton University in Omaha. At right is spiritual mom Kate Brennan and the seminarian she prayed for, Tyler Hiles of the Diocese of La Crosse, Wis. DAVID GOUGER/STAFF.
They had never met before, but they were far from being strangers. So seminarian Andrew Natali smiled broadly when he spotted Mary Dulac and her 6-month-old son, Louis, in a Creighton University ballroom in Omaha. And the two adults hugged and... Read More

A bus full of students and adults, including Benedictine Father Daniel Lenz, right, of Mount Michael Abbey near Elkhorn, leave Christ the King Church in Omaha for a July 18-20 archdiocesan youth conference at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. The conference drew 375 teens and adults. FATHER DAMIEN WEE FOR CATHOLIC VOICE
Logan Spencer traveled about 370 miles from O’Neill to Atchison, Kan., for a "Sacred Encounter," a weekend archdiocesan youth conference that drew 375 teens and adults. The July 18-20 Benedictine College Youth Conference gave him a chance "to get... Read More

Sitting in the choir loft at Holy Cross Parish in Omaha, Father Ron Wasikowski reads passages he wrote for “Windows of Grace,” a parish book designed to lead people in prayer by meditating on the church’s stained-glass windows. The pastor of St. Matthew the Evangelist Parish in Bellevue, Father Wasikowski brought to the project a love and knowledge of art, particularly how religious art can be used to help deepen people’s faith. JOHN BOSCO/STAFF
Each of 39 related stained-glass windows at Holy Cross Parish in Omaha tells a story. Through red reflecting passion, blood and power, blue highlighting spiritual love, truth and heaven and symbols representing the Eucharist, the windows reflect God... Read More

Kathy Jones, a member of St. Philip Neri-Blessed Sacrament Parish in Omaha, paints the inside of a new wing July 31 at Madonna School in Omaha. Her son, Alex, is a student there. SUSAN SZALEWSKI/STAFF

Bill Silk, the registrar at Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School in Bellevue and a volunteer at school athletic events for 32 years, compiles statistics in the teachers’ lounge after a home varsity football game. DAVID GOUGER/STAFF

Mary Dulac, foreground, a spiritual mom with the Institute for Priestly Formation’s summer program for seminarians, talks July 23 with seminarian Andrew Natali of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wis., for whom she had been praying, during Friends Night at Creighton University in Omaha. At right is spiritual mom Kate Brennan and the seminarian she prayed for, Tyler Hiles of the Diocese of La Crosse, Wis. DAVID GOUGER/STAFF.

A bus full of students and adults, including Benedictine Father Daniel Lenz, right, of Mount Michael Abbey near Elkhorn, leave Christ the King Church in Omaha for a July 18-20 archdiocesan youth conference at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. The conference drew 375 teens and adults. FATHER DAMIEN WEE FOR CATHOLIC VOICE

Sitting in the choir loft at Holy Cross Parish in Omaha, Father Ron Wasikowski reads passages he wrote for “Windows of Grace,” a parish book designed to lead people in prayer by meditating on the church’s stained-glass windows. The pastor of St. Matthew the Evangelist Parish in Bellevue, Father Wasikowski brought to the project a love and knowledge of art, particularly how religious art can be used to help deepen people’s faith. JOHN BOSCO/STAFF
      Msgr. James Gilg, who helped found V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha, served as superintendent of Catholic schools for seven years and most recently organized and led a new consortium of five elementary schools in Omaha, is retiring at the end of the school year.      ...
Challenging men to "get real with God" and understand how much he wants to be part of their lives, comedian Jonnie W. told nearly 250 men at the fifth-annual Heartland Catholic Men’s Conference that in today’s broken world it is more important than ever to persevere in faith. "Your value as a man...
A song that has been etched onto millions of hearts – "On Eagle’s Wings" – is commemorated on two plaques at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Omaha, where it was first sung at a funeral nearly 40 years ago. A special unveiling was held last month at the church. "It’s a piece of parish history that...
Security cameras are being installed in all three churches of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary-Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Omaha since the theft of $4,000 after a Sunday Mass at the parish’s St. Agnes Church, said Father Bernard Starman, pastor. No arrests have been made in the incident,...
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