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Nebraska attorney general releases report on clergy sexual abuse

Nov 5, 2021

By Kate Olivera

A report detailing sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in Nebraska has found credible allegations against 57 Church officials, involving... Read more

Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska in St. Peter's Square, a day before the canonization Mass of St. John Henry Newman, Oct. 12, 2019.

Two priests in Lincoln diocese reassigned with restrictions, following review of alleged misconduct

Oct 20, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Two priests in the Diocese of Lincoln are being reassigned to ministry with restrictions, following diocesan review of accusations of... Read more

Bishop Conley distributes Communion during his Mass of Installation as Bishop of Lincoln, Nov. 20, 2012. Credit: Seth DeMoor/CNA.

Nebraska dioceses to restore Sunday Mass obligation in May

Apr 6, 2021

The bishops of the three local Churches in Nebraska will each restore the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and... Read more

Bishop Conley distributes Communion during his Mass of Installation as Bishop of Lincoln, Nov. 20, 2012.

Bishop Conley discusses extended sabbatical for mental health

Mar 9, 2021

Following a nearly year-long sabbatical to attend to his mental health, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln explained his experience with... Read more

Bishop James Conley. CNA file photo.

‘I couldn’t fix myself’: Bishop Conley opens up about mental health recovery

Nov 14, 2020

By Mary Farrow

In December 2019, Bishop James Conley of the Diocese of Lincoln announced he was going on a medical leave of... Read more

Bishop James Conley in the Cathedral of the Risen Christ, Lincoln, Nebraska, on Ash Wednesday, 2019.

Bishop Conley returns from medical leave of absence to head Lincoln diocese

Nov 12, 2020

Bishop James Conley announced that he is resuming full pastoral care of the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, following an 11-month... Read more

The Diocese of Lincoln's former Newman Center chapel, which Msgr. Kalin led for nearly three decades.

Lincoln diocese reports on 'wrong and inappropriate conduct' of former vocations director

Apr 29, 2020

The Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska today released the results of an independent investigation into alleged misconduct by a deceased longtime... Read more

Bishop James Conley in the Cathedral of the Risen Christ, Lincoln, Nebraska, on Ash Wednesday, 2019.

Bishop Conley announces medical leave of absence from Lincoln diocese

Dec 13, 2019

Bishop James Conley announced Friday that he is taking a medical leave of absence from his ministry as Bishop of... Read more

The Lancaster County courthouse in Lincoln, Neb.

Nebraska dioceses: Privacy law impedes providing AG with some records

May 6, 2019

At a hearing in Lincoln on Thursday, the Archdiocese of Omaha and the Diocese of Lincoln explained that they have... Read more

These priests love to cause a racquet: Clerical tennis tournament comes to Nebraska

Apr 14, 2019

By Perry West

According to the Gospel of Matthew, “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.” This... Read more

The Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln.

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

Feb 28, 2019

By Carl Bunderson

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

Cathedral of the Risen Christ, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Nebraska bishops: Inquiry about sex abuse will provide truth, accountability

Sep 6, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

The Nebraska attorney general has asked the state’s three Roman Catholic dioceses for information on sexual abuse and other misconduct,... Read more

Scheduled execution in Nebraska 'would undermine respect for human life'

Jul 6, 2018

Nebraska's bishops on Friday issued a statement opposing the execution of Carey Dean Moore, whose execution date has been set... Read more

Nebraska prays for pro-lifers injured in vehicle accident

Apr 14, 2017

The Diocese of Lincoln is praying for several pro-life witnesses who were struck, unintentionally, by a vehicle as they were... Read more

Bishop Conley: Mass deportations will not fix our immigration system

Feb 27, 2017

Controversial immigration policies issued by United States President Donald Trump’s have thus far prompted numerous critiques from concerned U.S. Catholic... Read more

Bishop Conley distributes Communion during his Mass of Installation as Bishop of Lincoln, Nov. 20, 2012.

Bishop Conley reassures clergy over 'Amoris laetitia'

Dec 9, 2016

Clarity and renewal can be the fruit of disputes and disagreements, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln said to his priests... Read more

Sacred Music Clinic in the Diocese of Lincoln.

Diocese of Lincoln sees strong turnout at first Sacred Music Clinic

Sep 1, 2016

The Diocese of Lincoln held its first “Sacred Music Clinic” Aug. 27 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church on the campus... 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

Dec 18, 2015

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

Cathedral of the Risen Christ. Lincoln, Nebraska.

For Lincoln diocese, audit adds to its effective child protection plan

Sep 11, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

The Diocese of Lincoln will now take part in the U.S. bishops' audit of the implementation of the youth protection... Read more

Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz, bishop emeritus of Lincoln, greets fellow priests and teammates at Werner Park in Papillion, Neb., before the I-80 Collar Series, June 21, 2015.

Fathers play on Father’s Day: The priests of two Nebraska dioceses face off in softball game

Jun 26, 2015

By Mary Farrow

In the state that’s home to the College World Series, a new kind of series came to town on Father’s... Read more