Herman Weist, who has volunteered his financial expertise to Catholic organizations for decades, outside his home near Bennington. Photo by Susan Szalewski/Staff.
Catholic causes, especially education, are dear to retired accountant Herman Weist, a member of St. Leo the Great Parish in Omaha. That’s why for decades he used his financial expertise to serve about a dozen boards or committees for schools,... Read More

Patty Dreger, left, of Neligh purchases items at the Bargain Box thrift store in Elgin, with help from Linda Kerkman, a founder of the store. Photo by Lynell Morgan/The Elgin Review.
An idea first planted in Emerson now is growing in Ewing and Verdigre – and has taken root in Elgin. That seed – the kernel of an idea – began with Father James Kramper, and it continues to inspire the creation of thrift stores designed to recycle... Read More

Archbishop George J. Lucas announces a $2 million campaign to market Catholic schools at a Dec. 2 news conference at All Saints School in Omaha. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.
It’s just four words, designed to carry a powerful message: "Catholic School. Awaken Greatness." Combined with the image of a schoolhouse with windows lit to form a cross and topped by an American flag, the words are part of a $2 million marketing... Read More

Catechist Lizet Herrera guides religious education students Brandy Vazquez and Fabricio Miranda-Cruz in their roles of Mary and Joseph as they and other fourth- and fifth-graders practice Nov. 22 for posada, a nine-day Advent devotion at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary-Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Omaha.
Advent is more than a four-week, pre-Christmas rush to Nick and Dr. Carolyn Manhart and their five children. At the Manhart home, Advent means daily preparation for the coming of Jesus at Christmas through simple Advent traditions. Each evening they... Read More

Sam Rohloff, left, and Emma Sheridan, both seniors at V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha, stack donated food items Nov. 22 during a turkey drop-off day at Skutt Catholic. Photo by David Gouger/staff
More than 5,000 people to be served. Nearly 52,000 pounds of food collected and distributed. The numbers this year are impressive for Operation Others, a student-run organization from seven Omaha-area Catholic high schools that each Christmas... Read More

Herman Weist, who has volunteered his financial expertise to Catholic organizations for decades, outside his home near Bennington. Photo by Susan Szalewski/Staff.

Patty Dreger, left, of Neligh purchases items at the Bargain Box thrift store in Elgin, with help from Linda Kerkman, a founder of the store. Photo by Lynell Morgan/The Elgin Review.

Archbishop George J. Lucas announces a $2 million campaign to market Catholic schools at a Dec. 2 news conference at All Saints School in Omaha. Photo by Joe Ruff/Staff.

Catechist Lizet Herrera guides religious education students Brandy Vazquez and Fabricio Miranda-Cruz in their roles of Mary and Joseph as they and other fourth- and fifth-graders practice Nov. 22 for posada, a nine-day Advent devotion at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary-Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Omaha.

Sam Rohloff, left, and Emma Sheridan, both seniors at V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha, stack donated food items Nov. 22 during a turkey drop-off day at Skutt Catholic. Photo by David Gouger/staff
            Expressing gratitude for wide-ranging support, Archbishop George J. Lucas announced Dec. 10 that the Archdiocese of Omaha’s “Ignite the Faith” capital campaign exceeded its $40 million goal by nearly 30 percent.             More than 17,000 people have pledged more than $51.8 million to...

Eighth-grader Maddy Kuiper boxes up food St. Wensceslaus School delivers to the food pantry at Catholic Charities’ Christ Child North Center in Omaha.
For nearly 50 years, Operation Others has delivered food boxes to people in need at Christmas throughout the Omaha area. But it’s not the only Catholic school effort to feed the hungry during the holidays. Across the archdiocese, Catholic elementary and high schools hold food drives and organize...
With bitterly cold temperatures settling in and the Christmas holiday rapidly approaching, some food pantries and shelters in the archdiocese are reporting record demand. Donations of money, food, clothes and time have been generous, but the need continues, said officials with food pantries run by...
JoAnn Evon is grateful for growing up in a loving, faith-filled home after being adopted with two other children more than 60 years ago through Catholic Charities from the now-closed St. James Orphanage in Omaha. Secure in that loving family, Evon, 61, said she felt more curiosity than longing when...
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