Lee Ferrante, left, maintenance, and Doug Bloomquist, facilities engineer, place a guardian angel statue in the first floor conference hall of the Archdiocesan Retreat and Conference Center in Omaha. The statue came from Blessed Sacrament Church, which closed when the parish merged in June with St. Philip Neri Parish. Photo by David Gouger/Staff.
Creating a faith-filled atmosphere and preserving church history. Those are dual benefits of sacred artwork the Archdiocesan Retreat and Conference Center has collected from two Omaha churches closed through parish mergers, said Deacon Chuck Adams,... Read More

Father Ralph O’Donnell, an archdiocesan priest currently serving as vice rector of Immaculate Conception Seminary College in Conception, Mo., and set in January to take a national post promoting vocations, leads a father and son retreat in July 2006 at the St. Benedict Center in Schuyler.
Who wouldn’t like something that starts with a nap? And that is just one possible – perhaps even unexpected – benefit of a retreat, or time spent with heart and mind focused on God, said Father Damian Zuerlein, pastor of St. Columbkille Parish in... Read More

Archbishop Blase J. Cupich was installed as the ninth Archbishop of Chicago at a Mass at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago on Nov. 18. At this Mass the Apostolic Mandate from Pope Francis was publically read and presented, which appoints Archbishop Cupich as the ninth Archbishop of Chicago. Photo by Karen Callaway/Catholic New World.
CHICAGO – Installed Nov. 18 as the ninth archbishop of Chicago, Archbishop Blase J. Cupich spoke about his roots of faith and family in Omaha. The archbishop – chosen by Pope Francis for his new position after serving as bishop in Spokane, Wash.,... Read More

Kathleen Artz places a piece of Thanksgiving artwork her daughter, Erin, did as a child just below her daughter’s picture on a wall in the family living room. Kathleen decorates the house each Thanksgiving with seasonal artwork done by her children over the years. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.
When Erin Artz of Holy Cross Parish in Omaha arrives home for Thanksgiving break after several months at college in Wisconsin, she’ll enter through the familiar side door, the one that leads three steps up into the kitchen. And she’ll listen for a... Read More
An October trip to the Holy Land helped Father David Liewer better appreciate Advent as a time of longing for the coming of the Messiah. Even the terrain – barren, arid and rocky – seemed to yearn for God, said Father Liewer, pastor of St. Michael... Read More

Lee Ferrante, left, maintenance, and Doug Bloomquist, facilities engineer, place a guardian angel statue in the first floor conference hall of the Archdiocesan Retreat and Conference Center in Omaha. The statue came from Blessed Sacrament Church, which closed when the parish merged in June with St. Philip Neri Parish. Photo by David Gouger/Staff.

Father Ralph O’Donnell, an archdiocesan priest currently serving as vice rector of Immaculate Conception Seminary College in Conception, Mo., and set in January to take a national post promoting vocations, leads a father and son retreat in July 2006 at the St. Benedict Center in Schuyler.

Archbishop Blase J. Cupich was installed as the ninth Archbishop of Chicago at a Mass at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago on Nov. 18. At this Mass the Apostolic Mandate from Pope Francis was publically read and presented, which appoints Archbishop Cupich as the ninth Archbishop of Chicago. Photo by Karen Callaway/Catholic New World.

Kathleen Artz places a piece of Thanksgiving artwork her daughter, Erin, did as a child just below her daughter’s picture on a wall in the family living room. Kathleen decorates the house each Thanksgiving with seasonal artwork done by her children over the years. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.
In preparation for Thanksgiving, the Catholic Voice asked eight readers to reflect on what they are grateful for this year.   » Benedictine Father Thomas Leitner, administrator at the St. Benedict Center near Schuyler "I am grateful to see how many people sincerely seek God. While ministering to...
After a 45-year career that spanned the military, education and finally service as director of Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Omaha, Deacon Bill Hill said it is time to slow down. He will retire at age 65 from Catholic Cemeteries effective June 1. "I hope to do a little traveling,...
Elementary school students still have plenty of time to enter the annual "Colors of Christmas" contest. Artwork will be accepted through Dec. 4. That means children in kindergarten through sixth grade can break out their pastels, crayons, markers, glitter, oil or water-color paints to illustrate...
People across the archdiocese are invited next month to a Mass and reception in Omaha to celebrate the 70th anniversary in the priesthood of retired Msgr. Peter Dunne, who served six parishes, has led several faith-based initiatives and is the last living priest to have worked at Boys Town with...
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