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Category Archives: Father B

Supreme Court Ruling on “Same-Sex Marriage”

I recently received this question on my blog: Father, I have just heard of the Supreme Court’s decision that all states will have to allow same sex marriages. Governor Rickets said on T.V. that NE will comply with the Supreme Court’s mandates. Probably has not choice right now. My first concern is what does this […]

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Collar VS. Collar Series

Before you make plans for Father’s Day, would you consider attending the first Collar vs. Collar softball game between priests from the Diocese of Lincoln and the Archdiocese of Omaha?  It promises to be a fun-filled, entertaining afternoon! Visit Spirit Catholic Radio’s website for additional information and to see a listing of priests on each […]

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Why Parish Boundaries?

Why Parish Boundaries? – I believe the answer to that is two-fold. If I am correct, parish registration is nowhere mentioned in the Code of Canon Law, (the Catholic Church’s volume on most everything that governs Church life) and may very well be simply an American invention. Catholics ordinarily are asked to register at a […]

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Mercy

Mercy – Perhaps one of the best kept secrets  in terms of the Church’s devotional life is the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Divine Mercy is a relatively new devotion based on an ancient revelation of God Himself. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is based on revelations of Jesus to Sister Faustina in Poland in the […]

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Easter Triduum

Father Clark and I invite you to join with us in the three holiest days in the Catholic Church’s liturgical year. It is in these three days called the Easter or Sacred Triduum that Jesus’ complete self-giving is once again represented for us, His people chosen by Baptism. It is three days of life-giving self-sacrifice […]

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Our Family, Our Faith, Our Future Video Request

Dear Parishioner, St. Michael parish is taking on a new, bold and creative project – building a church—and I need your help. A project of this magnitude takes the support of many and a financial commitment from us all. I invite you to take a few minutes of your time to watch this video about […]

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Joy and Sorrow

The Advent/Christmas season is a time of great joy and also a time of real challenge for many people. The challenge many times arises from the sentiment of the season which invokes in us a variety of emotions. Emotions may be sadness or grief born out of the loss of a loved one, the disruption […]

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Faith Filled Advent

I wish all of you a great and faith filled Advent. It is a season of opportunities – prayer, fasting and almsgiving and a time of growth born out of anticipation and waiting. Giving takes many dimensions. This Advent, I encourage you to reach outside of yourself and visit someone in a long-term care facility, […]

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A Note from Bishop Conley

Below is a note from Bishop Conley.  It speaks to the importance of exercising our right, as Americans, to vote.  Tuesday, November 4th, is Election Day in Nebraska.  Please remember to vote! Our Brothers and Sisters Southern Nebraska Register October 31, 2014 Most Reverend James Conley On Saturday, November 1st, the Church universal will celebrate […]

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Precious Blood of Christ

Recently, the following question was posed regarding the Precious Blood of Christ: Father – I notice that some churches offer wine with communion and other don’t.  Can you share how that is decided? First, thank you for submitting your question!  Canon law provides that the local bishop can allow the distribution of both the Precious […]

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