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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

The Nebraska capitol. Photo courtesy Kassondra Design/Nebraska Catholic Conference.

Nebraska governor to sign D&E abortion ban into law

Governor Pete Ricketts of Nebraska is set to sign a ban on dilation and evacuation abortions into law at a... Read more

Ban on D&E abortions advances in Nebraska legislature

Nebraska lawmakers on Wednesday, in a contentious vote, gave first-round approval to a ban on dilation and evacuation abortions, which... Read more

Father Edward Flanagan with baseball players at Boys Town. Photo courtesy of the Father Flanagan League.

Records on life of Father Flanagan, founder of Boys Town, presented at Vatican

The cause for canonization of Servant of God Edward Flanagan, the priest who founded Nebraska's Boys Town community for orphans... 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

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 bishop promotes scholarship bill for school choice

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

School sports transgender policy bad for students, say Nebraska's bishops

Nebraska’s body governing school athletics has failed to overturn a policy that will recognize gender identity rather than biological sex... Read more

Nebraska's bishops call for reversal of transgender policy for schools sports

Nebraska’s Catholic bishops have called for the reversal of a new school athletics participation policy that would recognize gender identity,... Read more

Should biological males play girls' sports? Nebraska bishops weigh in

As the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) weighs new protocol for transgender students’ participation in school activities, the Catholic bishops... 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

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

It's not over yet: Nebraska bishops, Catholics continue to fight death penalty

Nebraska’s three Catholic bishops have asked all people of goodwill to continue to fight the death penalty, after it won... 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

Father Edward Flanagan.

Father Flanagan founded Boys Town. Will he be recognized as a saint?

The case for the sainthood of Servant of God Edward Flanagan, the priest who founded Nebraska’s famous Boys Town community... 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