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Father Edward Flanagan with baseball players at Boys Town.

Irish-born founder of Boys Town, Father Flanagan, may soon be declared Venerable

Sep 16, 2023

By Madeleine Teahan

Following a premiere of a film on the saintly priest’s life, CNA spoke to Bishop Kevin Doran about the cause... Read more

Bishop James Conley leads a eucharistic procession outside Lincoln's Cathedral of the Risen Christ, one of the passport pilgrimage sites.

Explore Nebraska’s adoration chapels with a new pilgrimage ‘passport’

Aug 17, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Bishop James Conley said he hopes pilgrims will visit the adoration chapels and pray specifically for their intentions as part... Read more

Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen on May 22, 2023, signed into law a 12-week abortion ban and a ban on transgender surgery on minors.

Nebraska bans abortion at 12 weeks and sex change surgery for minors

May 24, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Over 30 of Nebraska’s 49 senators joined the governor for the signing of the Let Them Grow Act, which bans... Read more

South Carolina State House .   Credit: Real Window Creative/Shutterstock

Republicans help defeat abortion bans in S.C. and Nebraska

Apr 28, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Pro-life bills that would have restricted abortion in Nebraska and South Carolina failed to pass their state legislatures on Thursday. Read more

Travis Ross, 32, was arrested April 6 by the Otoe County Sheriff’s Office in connection with the vandalism at St. Paulinus Catholic Church in Syracuse, Nebraska.

Arrest made in connection with vandalism of Nebraska Catholic church

Apr 10, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

An arrest has been made in connection with the vandalism of St. Paulinus Catholic Church in Syracuse, Nebraska, that occurred... Read more

St. Paulinus Catholic Church was vandalized sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning prior to Palm Sunday liturgy 2023.

Another act of vandalism: Nebraska Catholic church’s altar flipped over, statue destroyed

Apr 3, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The pastor of a Catholic church in Syracuse, Nebraska, was shocked when he discovered Saturday morning that the altar had... Read more

Patrick Callahan, director of the Newman Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture, founded in 2015 by Bishop James Conley for education in the New Evangelization

This college’s Newman Institute is attracting non-Catholics with its ‘Catholicism 101’ class

Dec 18, 2022

By Anna Youell

Almost half of the students who signed up for the Catholicism 101 class at the University of Nebraska’s Newman Institute... Read more


Nebraska Facebook abortion case: Baby was reportedly 29 weeks, 5 days old boy

Aug 31, 2022

By Katie Yoder

More details are coming out in a Nebraska case where authorities are relying on private Facebook messages to claim that... Read more

Julie Slama, 25, who became the youngest female Nebraska senator ever three years ago, is a champion for life and a Catholic convert.

There is hope: Meet the young Catholic lawmaker who went viral as a champion for life 

Apr 29, 2022

By Kelsey Wicks

Julie Slama, 25, who became the youngest female Nebraska senator ever three years ago, is a champion for life and... Read more

Bishop-designate James Golka will head the Colorado Springs Diocese.

Pope names new Colorado Springs bishop: a Nebraska priest 'fascinated by Jesus Christ'

Apr 30, 2021

“I invite you to become fascinated by the Lord… I can’t wait to see what he does with us.” Read more

Nebraska Capitol.

Critics of Nebraska education standards see major flaws on sex, gender

Apr 7, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

There are too many ideological and political assumptions in the Nebraska Department of Education’s proposed curriculum standards on sex education,... Read more

Nebraskans vote to limit 'exploitative' payday loans

Nov 4, 2020

Voters in Nebraska sided with efforts to limit payday loans, passing an initiative Tuesday that the Nebraska Catholic Conference had... Read more

Nebraska Capitol.

Nebraska passes dismemberment abortion ban 

Aug 13, 2020

The Nebraska legislature on Thursday passed a ban on dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortions in the state, a move hailed... Read more

Nebraska Capitol.

Neb. pro-life bill introduced; Governor declares Roe v. Wade anniversary a day of prayer

Jan 9, 2020

On the first day of the Nebraska Unicameral’s legislative session, state Sen. Suzanne Geist introduced a bill that would ban... Read more

Flooding in Bellevue, Nebraska, March 2019.

Amid continued Midwest flooding, Catholic groups step up to help

Mar 20, 2019

As devastating flood waters continue to rise in parts of the Midwest, Catholics are working to raise funds for both... 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

State Flag of Nebraska.

Amid budget fight, survey says Nebraskans oppose taxpayer-funding for abortion

Mar 27, 2018

Nebraska’s unicameral legislature is deadlocked over a provision in the state’s budget bill that would strip Title X funds from... Read more

Governor Pete Ricketts.

Amid political pressure, Nebraska works to prevent abortion funding

Mar 22, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Following reports that some Title X funds have wrongly gone to abortion-related expenses, Nebraska is considering stronger budget restrictions, but... Read more

Governor Pete Ricketts.

Nebraska governor plans to block federal funds from abortion clinics

Jan 10, 2018

By Mary Farrow

Unveiled on Wednesday, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts’ new state budget proposal would block federal funds from going to health clinics... Read more

Bishop James D. Conley prays with brother bishops at his installation as the ninth bishop of Lincoln, Neb.

Bishop Conley rejects pro-death penalty ads distorting his words

Nov 5, 2016

Bishop James Conley of Lincoln has called on the group “Nebraskans for the Death Penalty” to retract social media advertisements... Read more