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Police tape.

Accused killer laid on priest in form of a cross after Nebraska stabbing, court filings say

Dec 15, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Father Stephen Gutgsell, who served as the pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, died from... Read more

Father Stephen Gutgsell.

Nebraska priest dies after stabbing in parish rectory, suspect arrested

Dec 11, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The archdiocese said in a statement that Father Stephen Gutgsell was assaulted “during an invasion at the rectory of St.... Read more

Omaha Archbishop George Lucas in a 2011 photo.

Omaha archdiocese to delay and revise new gender identity policy

Sep 7, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Under the policy, all students, parents, and employees would have been required to “act toward a person in accordance with... Read more


Omaha, Sioux Falls bishops adopt policies affirming students’ biological sex

Aug 25, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The bishops joined other dioceses in prohibiting teachers and students at Catholic schools from promoting a view of sexual identity... Read more


Court documents reveal horrific details after mother and daughter charged in abortion case

Aug 19, 2022

By Katie Yoder

A Nebraska abortion case relying on private Facebook messages as evidence began as an investigation into concerns that a teenager... Read more

Recent convert Steve Dow and his wife, Amanda, pose for a photo with Deacon M.J. Kersenbrock, left, and Father Bernard Starman after the Easter Vigil April 16, 2022 at St. Patrick Church in O’Neill, Nebraska.

Former Protestant minister embraces the truth of the Catholic Church

May 7, 2022

By Mike May

What would drive a Protestant minister to give up his ministry, to wander in spiritual darkness for a time and... Read more

The Nebraska capitol.

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

Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha in a 2011 photo.

Ex-seminarian's lawsuit resurrects 'orgy' allegation against Omaha archbishop George Lucas

Aug 12, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Archbishop George Lucas' previous diocese denies an orgy took place and stands by the findings of its internal investigation, which... 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

Second-graders at St. Mary School in Bellevue watch a live ultrasound presentation Feb. 28 showing the 21-week-old baby inside Kelly Miller.

Why this group performs ultrasounds in Nebraska schools

Mar 12, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

Pregnancy ultrasounds are often intimate moments, performed in the privacy of a doctor’s office. But pregnant volunteers, and one Nebraska... 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

Jul 23, 2019

By Carl Bunderson

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

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

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

Father Edward Flanagan.

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

Jun 23, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

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