There’s something a little special about this year’s "Colors of Christmas" art contest. As in past years, the overall winner of the contest for kindergarten through sixth-graders will be featured on the front page of the newspaper’s Christmas... Read More
(Last of a three-part series on Election 2014) Those looking for the Nebraska Catholic Conference (NCC) Election 2014 Voter’s Guide will need to turn to their computers instead of turning pages of the Catholic Voice. The guide, which traditionally... 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.
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.
A Ugandan teen whose family fled the war-torn country and came to the United States 13 years ago will talk about that experience and how he benefited from the Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha (CSF) when he gives the keynote speech at next month’s CHANCE Luncheon, the organization’s main...
About 30 people embarked on a six-mile prayer walk Oct. 11 hosted by Holy Family Shrine near Gretna, praying in penance and for persecuted Christians, especially in the Middle East, Nigeria and Sudan. Led by Father James Buckley, parochial administrator of St. Frances Cabrini Parish in Omaha and a...
In the last two years, more than 70 families have taken advantage of a unique offer by the archdiocese: interring the cremated remains of loved ones at no charge during a special committal ceremony. This year the ceremony will be Nov. 1 at St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery in Omaha, for people of all...
A partnership between Creighton University and Catholic schools in the archdiocese is expanding from a leadership program to plans for mentor development, a technology conference and a workshop on policies that impact private schools. "The university is full of many wonderful resources and has a...
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