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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

Bishop James Conley of Lincoln gives Confirmation to a prisoner during a Mass said at the Nebraska State Penitentiary, March 31, 2015. Photo courtesy of the Southern Nebraska Register.

Bishop Conley asks for prayers as Nebraska legislators vote on death penalty (Updated)

As the Nebraska Legislature considers overriding the state governor's veto of a bill that would repeal the death penalty, the... Read more

Bishop James Conley of Lincoln blesses prisoners at the Nebraska State Penitentiary during the recessional of a Mass said March 31, 2015. Photo courtesy of the Southern Nebraska Register.

Nebraska bishops praise move to repeal death penalty

Nebraska’s Catholic bishops on Wednesday praised the Nebraska legislature’s veto-proof vote to end the death penalty, saying  capital punishment “cannot... Read more