Jim Boggess, musical director at the Omaha Community Playhouse and director of the Freedom Choir at Sacred Heart Parish in Omaha, warms up during a Feb. 11 rehearsal of “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the playhouse. The rock opera will be performed there March 6 through April 4. Photo by SUSAN SZALEWSKI/STAFF.
John Gajewski and Jim Boggess have been involved in music and theater for a long time. But their work on a modern adaptation of "Jesus Christ Superstar" gives the lifelong Catholics a chance to bring their faith into their work, they said, and some... Read More

Dan Keller, of St. Charles Borromeo Parish near Gretna, opens his breviary Feb. 13 at his Omaha home, in a special spot created for prayer by his wife, Joyce.
Dan Keller, a member of St. Charles Borromeo Parish near Gretna, sits back in a cushioned chair next to a small wooden table in his bedroom. Daylight rushes in from the window behind him, illuminating the pages of his breviary. Keller, who is in... Read More

Jim Boggess, musical director at the Omaha Community Playhouse and director of the Freedom Choir at Sacred Heart Parish in Omaha, warms up during a Feb. 11 rehearsal of “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the playhouse. The rock opera will be performed there March 6 through April 4. Photo by SUSAN SZALEWSKI/STAFF.

Dan Keller, of St. Charles Borromeo Parish near Gretna, opens his breviary Feb. 13 at his Omaha home, in a special spot created for prayer by his wife, Joyce.
Nebraska’s three bishops criticized a federal judge’s March 2 decision effectively striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, saying the ruling, “presumes to nullify what God has written on human hearts – that marriage is between a man and a woman.” “Marriage has been established by God...
Prayer – one of the three pillars of Lent – is closely related to fasting and almsgiving, the other two pillars, and should be combined with them whenever possible, two archdiocesan priests said. One way to do that, for example, might be fasting from lunch once a week, offering the sacrifice in...
One person had not been to confession in 70 years. Others, 20 or 30 years. But they came on separate Thursday nights over the last two Lents to St. Bernard Church in Omaha, where the light was on for confession along with nearly every church across the archdiocese. "The moment of grace started with...
Knowledge, advocacy and evangelization. Three events set for this month at the Nebraska Capitol in Lincoln offer Catholics the opportunity for all three while learning about faith-related bills on the death penalty, abortion and supporting Catholic schools. Participants also will have opportunities...
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