Melissa Peal, at left, and Kayla Incontro of St. Patrick School in Elkhorn discuss prayer during a Jan. 13 School of Faith presentation at the school.
Andrew Fink and Lydia Treves, both fourth-graders at St. Philip Neri School in Omaha, said they normally pray every day, especially at bedtime. But thanks to their teacher, Anne Pape, they have a new way to pray – journaling, particularly before the... Read More

Msgr. Joseph G. Hanefeldt, pastor of Christ the King Parish in Omaha, talks about his appointment as the next bishop of the Diocese of Grand Island Jan. 14 at the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Grand Island. Bishop-designate Hanefeldt will replace retiring Bishop William J. Dendinger, also a priest from the Archdiocese of Omaha. West Nebraska Register Photo.
Msgr. Joseph G. Hanefeldt, an Omaha pastor appointed to be the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Grand Island, said his to-do list suddenly got a lot longer – but in a blessed way. "God is amazing. Once you say ‘yes,’ you get to keep saying yes," the... Read More

TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, left, and Deacon Tim McNeil, chancellor of the archdiocese, review plans for a retreat center Ricketts plans to build along the Platte River between Omaha and Lincoln. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.
Deacon Mike DeSelm and other members of the West Omaha Serra Club will be among the first to hear firsthand about TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts’ plans to build a retreat center along the Platte River that will focus on St. Ignatius of Loyola’s... Read More

Students at Mary Our Queen School in Omaha pray the rosary after school Jan. 8 during a Junior Legion of Mary meeting. Photo by SUSAN SZALEWSKI/staff.
Good things happen when students gather after school to pray and talk. Just ask Chloe Fecci, a seventh-grader at St. Margaret Mary School in Omaha and member of the parish’s Junior Legion of Mary. She joined the group two years ago and prays the... Read More

Melissa Peal, at left, and Kayla Incontro of St. Patrick School in Elkhorn discuss prayer during a Jan. 13 School of Faith presentation at the school.

Msgr. Joseph G. Hanefeldt, pastor of Christ the King Parish in Omaha, talks about his appointment as the next bishop of the Diocese of Grand Island Jan. 14 at the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Grand Island. Bishop-designate Hanefeldt will replace retiring Bishop William J. Dendinger, also a priest from the Archdiocese of Omaha. West Nebraska Register Photo.

TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts, left, and Deacon Tim McNeil, chancellor of the archdiocese, review plans for a retreat center Ricketts plans to build along the Platte River between Omaha and Lincoln. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.

Students at Mary Our Queen School in Omaha pray the rosary after school Jan. 8 during a Junior Legion of Mary meeting. Photo by SUSAN SZALEWSKI/staff.
Helen Hanefeldt of St. Ludger Parish in Creighton says she was surprised when she received a telephone call early Jan. 14 from her son, Msgr. Joseph G. Hanefeldt, telling her he would be the next bishop of the Diocese of Grand Island. "I was standing up, and I almost fell over," she said. "That’s...
  Religious communities across the archdiocese and the country will open their doors to the public Feb. 8 for Open House Day celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life. And one community in the Omaha area, the Poor Sisters of St. Clare, will offer a unique opportunity. From 2 to 5 p.m., people can...
The importance of couples praying together is the focus of next month’s annual marriage enrichment dinners. Sponsored by the archdiocese’s Family Life Office, the events, titled "Spousal Prayer: A Way to Marital Happiness," will be held in Omaha Feb. 6 at St. Margaret Mary Parish’s Raynor Center,...
Catholic schools are a vital aspect of the church’s mission to preach the Gospel in the new evangelization and reach out to all people, including the sometimes underserved Latino and other minority populations, Archbishop George J. Lucas told a national audience of school administrators and staff,...
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