Lisa Maxson

Lisa Maxson

Lisa Maxson is a writer at the Catholic Voice from the Archdiocese of Omaha, Nebraska.

Articles by Lisa Maxson

Pregnancy centers play key role in fight for life

Jan 19, 2013 / 13:04 pm

Essential Pregnancy Services (EPS) in Omaha opened its doors 40 years ago as a direct response to legalized abortion, said Nancy Foral, the center's executive director.

Groups help teens stay connected, learn the faith

Jan 30, 2011 / 11:16 am

What would bring teenagers to church other than Sunday Mass?

Young adults gather to learn about faith, build friendships

Nov 21, 2010 / 11:22 am

The program is the same and the venue is similar. But one thing that has changed about Theology on Tap this fall is the Archdiocese of Omaha's involvement in the young adult speaker series.

Omaha physician travels overseas to train doctors in natural reproductive technology

Oct 31, 2009 / 12:49 pm

During a recent trip to Nigeria and Poland, a local doctor witnessed enthusiasm for the natural reproductive technology he created in Omaha. Dr. Thomas Hilgers, an obstetrician/gynecologist and director of the Pope Paul VI Institute in Omaha, traveled to Lagos, Africa, and Lublin, Poland, in September to finish training more than a dozen physicians and medical professionals in NaProTECHNOLOGY.

Entering the holiest time in the Church

Apr 8, 2009 / 21:25 pm

As Christians prepare to celebrate Christ's resurrection at Easter, they must first remember his suffering and death, said Father Francis Nigli, pastor at St. Patrick Church in O'Neill, Nebraska.  Several liturgies during Holy Week, considered the most important week in the church's liturgical year, provide the opportunity to do so, he said.

Trisimony 13 baby exceeding expectations, says Omaha mom

Apr 8, 2009 / 08:14 am

John Paul Hauser, a baby featured in a February article, is doing "really, really well" and developmentally is exceeding expectations, his mother said.  Baby Hauser was born on Oct. 8, 2008, with Trisomy 13, a rare chromosomal disorder that doctors consider incompatible with life.

Catholic family asking for miracle through intercession of JP II

Feb 8, 2009 / 11:53 am

Tracy and Tami Hauser are praying for a miracle and asking others to do the same.  On Oct. 8, their seventh child, John Paul, was born with a rare chromosomal disorder called Trisomy 13, which doctors consider incompatible with life.  Despite the bleak diagnosis, the Hausers are praying for their son's healing through the intercession of the late Pope John Paul II, their son's namesake.

Prayer service to remember Nebraska mall shooting victims

Dec 5, 2008 / 08:08 am

One year after the shootings at an Omaha mall, the community is holding a prayer service to remember the eight victims and their families.

Parents say faith helps them cope with son's death

Aug 14, 2008 / 03:26 am

Bryan and Arnell Petrzilka of Omaha always saw their son, Ben, as a gift from God. He was born five years after the couple experienced a miscarriage, and for several years he was their only child.

Down to Earth: Celebrating a Blessed Life on the Land

Jul 18, 2008 / 00:00 am

Book written by Curt Arens For Curt Arens, working the land of his grandparents' farm along Bow Creek near Crofton, Nebraska not only brings him pleasure and a source of income, but also deepens his Catholic faith.

Brother finds Christ after years of darkness

Apr 6, 2008 / 02:00 am

He went from being a lost teenager who was heavily into partying, drinking and smoking marijuana to a charismatic member of a religious order serving the poor in Ireland.