Sue Burtwistle, a member of St. John the Baptist Parish in rural Holt County, holds her Gospel of Life Award Oct. 3 in Lincoln with Archbishop George J. Lucas. Burtwistle is one of three women given the award this year for their pro-life work in the Archdiocese of Omaha and the Lincoln and Grand Island dioceses.
For more than 15 years Sue Burtwistle has made pro-life events poignant and memorable at St. John the Baptist Parish in rural Holt County. Those efforts earned her the Gospel of Life Award Oct. 3, at a banquet and conference in Lincoln sponsored by... Read More

The Elizalde family – from left, Diana, Felicia, Gregorio and Anna – takes part in a Jovenes Para Cristo Congress in Ontario, Calif., in August. On Sunday mornings, they help lead a local chapter of the organization at their parish, Sacred Heart in Norfolk.
About 10 years ago, Gregorio Elizalde, of Sacred Heart Parish in Norfolk, spent his Sundays playing soccer, which became a priority in his life, a false god for him, he said. He spent much of the day playing on indoor or outdoor fields, trying to... Read More

Don and Nancy Coufal walk along a road near their feedlot Oct. 7. The Coufals said they and their family rely on God’s good graces each day as they work the land and raise their cattle. Photo by Kevin Gall for the Catholic Voice.
The day starts in earnest with that first hit of fresh air and a rush of thoughts – what a beautiful day it is, praise God, what needs to be done and who needs to do it … "We’re pretty busy," said Don Coufal, who with his sons, Brent and Derek – and... Read More

Sue Burtwistle, a member of St. John the Baptist Parish in rural Holt County, holds her Gospel of Life Award Oct. 3 in Lincoln with Archbishop George J. Lucas. Burtwistle is one of three women given the award this year for their pro-life work in the Archdiocese of Omaha and the Lincoln and Grand Island dioceses.

The Elizalde family – from left, Diana, Felicia, Gregorio and Anna – takes part in a Jovenes Para Cristo Congress in Ontario, Calif., in August. On Sunday mornings, they help lead a local chapter of the organization at their parish, Sacred Heart in Norfolk.

Don and Nancy Coufal walk along a road near their feedlot Oct. 7. The Coufals said they and their family rely on God’s good graces each day as they work the land and raise their cattle. Photo by Kevin Gall for the Catholic Voice.
Bob Lembke of St. Patrick Parish in Gretna learned a lot about the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal before he stepped up to a microphone as Masses began Sept. 20-21 to ask his fellow parishioners to contribute toward the archdiocese’s $3.25 million goal. That’s because he and George Lamperti, leader of...
Archbishop George J. Lucas will be among bishops giving formal talks at the Nov. 10-13 U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) meeting in Baltimore. As chairman of the Committee on Catholic Education, Archbishop Lucas will address the issue of underserved communities and Catholic schools, along...
A parish established in 1919 by Polish immigrants in south Omaha will celebrate in a special way the inaugural feast day for St. John Paul II. While the official feast day in the church honoring the first Polish pope is set for Wednesday, Oct. 22, Archbishop George J. Lucas has granted a one-time...
            A funeral vigil and Mass are scheduled for Jesuit Father J. William Harmless, a theology professor at Creighton University in Omaha who died after suffering an apparent heart attack.              The vigil will be October 19, 4-6 p.m. visitation and 6 p.m. wake at St. John Church on...
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