Mary Sobczyk, center, a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Omaha, is honored for her involvement in Catholic Daughters of America during an Oct. 12 Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Omaha. Presenting the award from left, Gail Micek, Court Columbia 401 regent, retired Msgr. Richard Wolbach and Father John Pietramale, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes-St. Adalbert Parish. Photo by SUSAN SZALEWSKI/STAFF
Mary Sobczyk, a lifelong member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Omaha, has rarely missed a meeting of the Catholic Daughters of America since she became a member in 1978. But she almost skipped an important one Oct. 12, the 95th anniversary... Read More

As part of his duties as chaplain, Benedictine Brother Roger Mangels of Mount Michael Abbey near Elkhorn lights a candle Oct. 29 in the abbey’s chapel.
"Wake up the world!" That’s Pope Francis’ commission to religious men and women, proclaimed nearly a year ago when he announced the Year of Consecrated Life, set to begin Nov. 30 and end Feb. 2, 2016, the World Day of Consecrated Life. He called for... Read More

Mary Sobczyk, center, a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Omaha, is honored for her involvement in Catholic Daughters of America during an Oct. 12 Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Omaha. Presenting the award from left, Gail Micek, Court Columbia 401 regent, retired Msgr. Richard Wolbach and Father John Pietramale, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes-St. Adalbert Parish. Photo by SUSAN SZALEWSKI/STAFF

As part of his duties as chaplain, Benedictine Brother Roger Mangels of Mount Michael Abbey near Elkhorn lights a candle Oct. 29 in the abbey’s chapel.
People suffering in an uneven economic recovery are among those helped by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), long a vital part of the church’s efforts to break the cycle of poverty, said Omar Gutiérrez, manager of the archdiocesan Office of Missions and Justice. This year’s annual...
To get a feel for the impact the annual "Colors of Christmas" art contest can have on children, one need only glance at reflections from past winners on their own work: "Jesus in the stable shows the true meaning of Christmas," said one. "It pretty much sums up Jesus’ whole mission on Earth," said...
Megan Severeide of St. Patrick Parish in Jackson has found it easy to ask fellow parishioners to support the archdiocese’s $40 million Ignite the Faith capital campaign – and many conversations have been a blessing that reach far beyond mechanics of the effort. She went to one parishioner’s home, a...

Members of the Archdiocese of Omaha march Jan. 25, 2013, with more than 500,000 others through Washington, D.C., at the March for Life.
Although the March for Life is still more than two months away, those planning to join the archdiocesan pilgrimage to the Jan. 22 Washington, D.C., pro-life event have just over two weeks to sign up. Registration deadline is Nov. 24 for the Jan. 20-25 pilgrimage, open to high school students and...
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