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Critics of Nebraska education standards see major flaws on sex, gender

There are too many ideological and political assumptions in the Nebraska Department of Education’s proposed curriculum standards on sex education,... Read more

Nebraskans vote to limit 'exploitative' payday loans

Voters in Nebraska sided with efforts to limit payday loans, passing an initiative Tuesday that the Nebraska Catholic Conference had... Read more

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Nebraska passes dismemberment abortion ban 

The Nebraska legislature on Thursday passed a ban on dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortions in the state, a move hailed... Read more

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Neb. pro-life bill introduced; Governor declares Roe v. Wade anniversary a day of prayer

On the first day of the Nebraska Unicameral’s legislative session, state Sen. Suzanne Geist introduced a bill that would ban... Read more

Flooding in Bellevue, Nebraska, March 2019.

Amid continued Midwest flooding, Catholic groups step up to help

As devastating flood waters continue to rise in parts of the Midwest, Catholics are working to raise funds for both... Read more

The Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln.

Omaha, Lincoln dioceses push back on subpoenas for child sex abuse records

The Archdiocese of Omaha and the Diocese of Lincoln intend to ask a Nebraska court to suspend subpoenas compelling the... Read more

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Amid budget fight, survey says Nebraskans oppose taxpayer-funding for abortion

Nebraska’s unicameral legislature is deadlocked over a provision in the state’s budget bill that would strip Title X funds from... Read more

Governor Pete Ricketts.

Amid political pressure, Nebraska works to prevent abortion funding

Following reports that some Title X funds have wrongly gone to abortion-related expenses, Nebraska is considering stronger budget restrictions, but... Read more

Governor Pete Ricketts.

Nebraska governor plans to block federal funds from abortion clinics

Unveiled on Wednesday, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts’ new state budget proposal would block federal funds from going to health clinics... Read more

Bishop James D. Conley prays with brother bishops at his installation as the ninth bishop of Lincoln, Neb.

Bishop Conley rejects pro-death penalty ads distorting his words

Bishop James Conley of Lincoln has called on the group “Nebraskans for the Death Penalty” to retract social media advertisements... Read more

Nebraska better off without death penalty, Catholics say

Catholic leaders in Nebraska spoke out in favor of a vote to maintain a ban on the death penalty, calling... Read more

Bishop James Conley of Lincoln says his Mass of Installation at the Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln.

In Lincoln diocese, faithful sacrifices lead to record-setting pledge campaign

The Diocese of Lincoln’s capital campaign has raised $62.5 million since early 2014 to help fund Catholic schools and parish... Read more

Ceiling of St. Thomas Aquinas Church at the Newman Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Beauty in Nebraska: College’s transformed church hopes to help students be saints

On a Friday night in spring of 2010, nearly 150 Catholic students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln gathered at their... Read more