Lincoln, Neb., Dec 18, 2015 / 13:32 pm
The Diocese of Lincoln's capital campaign has raised $62.5 million since early 2014 to help fund Catholic schools and parish projects, educate seminarians, support retired priests, and evangelize – nearly $10 million over its goal.
"This speaks to the faith and missionary spirit of the Catholics in our diocese – no matter the amount pledged, I know that Catholics have made sacrifices to support the mission of the Church," Bishop James Conley said Dec. 17.
Bishop Conley said he was "deeply grateful" to God for the Joy of the Gospel campaign. It far exceeded its initial goal of $53 million.
"I hope that we can build on the success of this campaign, most especially by continuing to grow in faith and holiness."