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
For all the success the St. Francis High School football team in Humphrey had in 2014 en route to a Class D-2 district title and 10-1 record, the Flyers’ most memorable moment may have come off the field before the season began. Responding to... Read More

P.J. Mooney, left, Ben Goeman and Joseph McAuliffe, eighth-graders at St. Pius X/St. Leo School in Omaha, listen attentively to instructions Jan. 14 in an after-school, project-driven program that combines science, technology, engineering and math. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.
P.J. Mooney, an eighth-grader at St. Pius X/St. Leo School in Omaha, likes combining science, technology, engineering and math as part of an after-school program that currently has students suggesting ways to make the school fully accessible to 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.

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.

P.J. Mooney, left, Ben Goeman and Joseph McAuliffe, eighth-graders at St. Pius X/St. Leo School in Omaha, listen attentively to instructions Jan. 14 in an after-school, project-driven program that combines science, technology, engineering and math. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.
For more than 17 years, Elizabeth Tomaso has been involved in religious education at the parish level. And in her new position as coordinator of catechesis and lifelong formation for the archdiocese, Tomaso is eager to share those experiences while helping parishes develop adult disciples. "It’s...
Long-time archdiocesan employee Cathi Snyder will continue working in ways that help children as she transfers from one office to another in the new year. After serving 16 years as coordinator of elementary catechesis and catechesis certification in the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis,...
  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...
Beatriz Arellanes is grateful for the Catholic education her children received when her family moved to Omaha from Mexico five years ago. And now, as coordinator for Latino School Enrollment in the Catholic Schools Office, Arellanes said she is eager to share that experience with other Latino...
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