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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 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

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2018.

Abortion 'most directly attacks life', Grand Island bishop teaches

Oct 2, 2020

Though there are many affronts to life, from conception to death, the violence of abortion is the most direct attack... 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 bishop promotes scholarship bill for school choice

Mar 8, 2018

A bill is being considered in Nebraska that would offer lower-income families a greater variety of educational opportunities. Bishop Joseph... Read more

Monsignor Joseph Hanefeldt speaks at a press conference announcing his appointment as Bishop of Grand Island, Jan. 14, 2015.

Nebraska monsignor appointed new Bishop of Grand Island

Jan 14, 2015

Pope Francis on Wednesday appointed Monsignor Joseph Hanefeldt, a priest of the Omaha archdiocese and a Nebraska native, as the... Read more