Jessica Alvarec, pushes her daughter, Jobanna, 3, in a stroller, with Juan, 6, beside her during a Sept. 13 pro-life procession in Bellevue. Joining them are Jennifer Aguilar, 5, and her mother, Hortensia Caillas, behind her holding an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. All are members of Assumption-Guadalupe Parish in Omaha.
Catholics are called to speak the truth about the dignity of human life – that "each life is a beautiful expression of God’s creative plan" – but they must witness with more than words, Archbishop George J. Lucas told about 350 people at a Sept. 13... Read More

Celebration of the Holy Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Omaha.
Sunday Mass requires just one of 168 hours in a week. But for Catholics it’s the most important hour, a sacred obligation and a holy encounter that flows into the rest of the week, two archdiocesan priests told the Catholic Voice. "It’s the way we... Read More

Thomas Lynch, left, chairman of the historical commission working on the Father Flanagan cause for sainthood, talks Sept. 15 at Boys Town with Andrea Ambrosi, center, and his translator, Nina Bartulica. As postulator for the archdiocesan cause, Ambrosi will present the case in Rome. Photo by DAVID GOUGER.
Three years to the day that the Archdiocese of Omaha officially opened the sainthood cause for Servant of God Father Edward J. Flanagan, local officials plan to submit its findings to the Vatican. The announced date of March 17, 2015, will cap what... Read More

Jessica Alvarec, pushes her daughter, Jobanna, 3, in a stroller, with Juan, 6, beside her during a Sept. 13 pro-life procession in Bellevue. Joining them are Jennifer Aguilar, 5, and her mother, Hortensia Caillas, behind her holding an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. All are members of Assumption-Guadalupe Parish in Omaha.

Celebration of the Holy Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Omaha.

Thomas Lynch, left, chairman of the historical commission working on the Father Flanagan cause for sainthood, talks Sept. 15 at Boys Town with Andrea Ambrosi, center, and his translator, Nina Bartulica. As postulator for the archdiocesan cause, Ambrosi will present the case in Rome. Photo by DAVID GOUGER.
A sports figure and a rock band. Those two high-energy acts – and the message of faith they bring – are just part of an archdiocesan-sponsored high school youth rally Oct. 19 at Guardian Angels Central Catholic School in West Point. The 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. event will include adoration of the...
As plans are being finalized for next month’s annual Pro Life Banquet and Conference, positive signs abound in the movement, said Greg Schleppenbach, executive director of the Nebraska Catholic Conference. Public opinion trending toward the pro-life position, more young people joining the movement...
As the long-time director of youth ministry at St. Peter Parish in Omaha, Deacon John Zak said he has sometimes scrambled to find suitable content for his students. But this school year, with Colorado-based YDisciple, a parish religious education program being piloted in the archdiocese at St....
Vici Hegarty takes her four grandchildren to family formation classes, Totus Tuus summer programs and other events at St. Gerald Parish in Ralston, where she is a member. She talks with them about the Catholic faith, as one prepares to be baptized and confirmed through the Rite of Christian...
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