Father Joseph Taphorn, who will be director of the St. John Paul II Newman Center to be built near the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), talks at UNO March 8 about his own experiences with the late pope, whose teachings the center will seek to foster. Those experiences include a Nov. 20, 2000, greeting at the pope’s morning Mass in Rome pictured on the screen. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.
The St. John Paul II Newman Center the Archdiocese of Omaha plans to build near the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will reflect the late pope’s spirituality, warmth and strength – right down to the building materials. The center’s... Read More

Bishop William J. Dendinger talks to students at Grand Island Central Catholic High School in 2011. Photo by MARY PARLIN/WEST NEBRASKA REGISTER.
Home. After moving 17 times around the world in more than 30 years as a chaplain with the U.S. Air Force, Bishop William J. Dendinger found a permanent home while leading the Diocese of Grand Island for the past decade. And as Bishop Dendinger, 75,... Read More
Every year Barb Ehlers tries to attend at least some of the services offered in the week leading up to Easter at her parish, St. Mary in Leigh. The services – especially the paschal events commemorated from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday – are... Read More

Father Joseph Taphorn, who will be director of the St. John Paul II Newman Center to be built near the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), talks at UNO March 8 about his own experiences with the late pope, whose teachings the center will seek to foster. Those experiences include a Nov. 20, 2000, greeting at the pope’s morning Mass in Rome pictured on the screen. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.

Bishop William J. Dendinger talks to students at Grand Island Central Catholic High School in 2011. Photo by MARY PARLIN/WEST NEBRASKA REGISTER.

Mark Kenney, a parishioner and custodian at St. Cecilia Parish in Omaha, talks to state Sen. Joni Craighead at a March 24 Catholics at the Capitol event in Lincoln. Kenney talked to Craighead about his concerns over one bill that would increase regulations and oversight of abortion clinics, and another that would place sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classifications under employment laws. Photo by Susan Szalewski/Staff.
LINCOLN – Fueled by prayer, church teaching and information on the legislative process, about 90 people met with state senators March 24 at an inaugural Catholics at the Capitol event, sponsored by the Nebraska Catholic Conference (NCC), Diocesan Councils of Catholic Women, Catholic Daughters of...
Development specialists from Illinois and Iowa, as well as Grand Island, Neb., and the Omaha area, have presented workshops around the archdiocese the last two years for parish, school and other ministry leaders, sparking ideas and sharing ways to build financial strength and stability. Those...
It marks an important beginning. From rental assistance to legal aid, dental care and canned food, St. Pius X Parish’s first Neighborhood Outreach event offered a six-hour, one-stop shop for low-income residents in neighborhoods surrounding the Omaha parish. Held March 7 in the parish center, the...
About 150 people from eight states are expected in Omaha April 10-12 for the 69th annual Central States District Senior Conference of the Knights of Peter Claver and Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary. With the theme "Ignite the Flame and Grow in Claverism," the gathering at the downtown...
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