Father Daniel Kampschneider, pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Omaha, plans to remind people that the church walks with them in all phases of life – from birth to death – and the funeral liturgy is an important part of the journey. "I want... Read More
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

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.

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.
      People across the archdiocese can pray in a special way this year for vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life.       Nov. 2-8 is National Vocations Week, and parishes are hosting exposition and adoration of the Eucharist and Benediction services using a monstrance for...
            Archbishop George J. Lucas said Oct. 27 he is disappointed that Creighton University in Omaha plans to extend health care benefits to legally married same-sex couples.             “I disagree with the decision,” Archbishop Lucas said in a statement. “Despite Father Lannon’s (Jesuit...
            A Nov. 2 presentation at Creighton University in Omaha will examine Judaism and Scripture in light of Vatican II and subsequent pontifical documents on divine revelation.             Christian thought and attitudes toward Judaism, and Jewish thought and attitudes toward Christianity...

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 ease his frustrations and worries that way, instead...
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