Archbishop George J. Lucas greets sponsor Mike Kukurza and his fiancée, Fuji Horton, Feb. 22 during the Feb. 22 Rite of Election ceremony at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. Also pictured is Deacon Charles Schultz, who serves St. Cecilia Parish.
Volunteering to sponsor his fiancée for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) helped deepen their relationship and their faith, said Mike Kukurza of Sacred Heart Parish in Omaha. And seeing Archbishop George J. Lucas shake the hand of an... Read More

Tom Zenk, a member of St. Pius X Parish in Omaha, looks over recipes offered through the CRS Rice Bowl program as he prepares to eat one of the meals, ugali and bean soup, a dish from Tanzania.
As part of his Lenten practices, Tom Zenk for years has filled cardboard boxes with money for the needy through Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) Rice Bowl program. A member of St. Pius X Parish in Omaha, Zenk also prays through the daily reflections... Read More

Archbishop George J. Lucas greets sponsor Mike Kukurza and his fiancée, Fuji Horton, Feb. 22 during the Feb. 22 Rite of Election ceremony at St. Cecilia Cathedral in Omaha. Also pictured is Deacon Charles Schultz, who serves St. Cecilia Parish.

Tom Zenk, a member of St. Pius X Parish in Omaha, looks over recipes offered through the CRS Rice Bowl program as he prepares to eat one of the meals, ugali and bean soup, a dish from Tanzania.
Nebraska’s three bishops criticized a federal judge’s March 2 decision effectively striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, saying the ruling, "presumes to nullify what God has written on human hearts – that marriage is between a man and a woman." "Marriage has been established by God...

Father Edward J. Flanagan talks with Boys Town residents. Boys Town archive photo.
A Mass marking advancement to Rome of the sainthood cause of Boys Town founder Father Edward J. Flanagan has been moved from March 19 to June 18. Archbishop George J. Lucas, who will preside at the Mass, will be in Grand Island, Neb., March 19 for the ordination and installation of Bishop-designate...
Catholic Cemeteries has a new leader, filling its director position. Dan Keller, a former human resources consultant and member of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Gretna, replaces Deacon Bill Hill, who will retire in April and is helping Keller transition into his new role. Keller, 56, is finishing...
Serving a growing Latino population is a priority in the Archdiocese of Omaha – and now a manager of Latino Ministry will help coordinate efforts and serve as a resource for pastors and parish leaders. Gregorio Elizalde, 43, of Sacred Heart Parish in Norfolk, began work in the newly-created...
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