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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

"Santiago: The Camino Within" is being released for one day only on March 28, 2023.

Beautiful new film on Camino de Santiago pilgrimage is a ‘perfect Lenten meditation’

Mar 21, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Bishop James Conley called this new film on the Spanish pilgrimage route the “best” movie about the Camino de Santiago... 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


Three bishops on the Camino to Santiago: An exclusive interview with Bishop James Conley

Sep 11, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

The three walked 15 to 24 miles a day along the Camino, just as pilgrims have been doing for more... Read more


Lincoln bishop opposes now-blocked gender identity city ordinance

Mar 3, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

The Bishop of Lincoln recently spoke out against a city ordinance, recently blocked by a referendum petition, which added “sexual... Read more

Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska in St. Peter's Square, a day before the canonization Mass of St. John Henry Newman, Oct. 12, 2019.

Two priests in Lincoln diocese reassigned with restrictions, following review of alleged misconduct

Oct 20, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Two priests in the Diocese of Lincoln are being reassigned to ministry with restrictions, following diocesan review of accusations of... Read more

The USCCB autumn general assembly in Baltimore, Nov. 12, 2018.

More prelates reject delays of US bishops' discussion of Eucharistic coherence

May 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

More Catholic bishops have spoken out in support of continuing as planned the process to address “Eucharistic coherence,” namely Christian... Read more

Bishop James Conley of Lincoln distributes Communion during his Mass of Installation, Nov. 20, 2012.

Catholic mental health council applauds Bishop Conley’s candor on mental illness

Nov 23, 2020

The National Catholic Partnership on Disability’s Council on Mental Illness applauded Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska “on his complete... Read more

Bishop James Conley. CNA file photo.

‘I couldn’t fix myself’: Bishop Conley opens up about mental health recovery

Nov 14, 2020

By Mary Farrow

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

Nov 12, 2020

Bishop James Conley announced that he is resuming full pastoral care of the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, following an 11-month... 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

Dec 13, 2019

Bishop James Conley announced Friday that he is taking a medical leave of absence from his ministry as Bishop of... Read more

Bishop James D. Conley prays at installation Mass outside of Risen Christ Cathedral in Lincoln, Neb. on Nov. 20, 2012.

Bishop Conley reviewing process for boundary violation reports

Aug 6, 2018

Bishop James Conley of Lincoln said he is working to ensure that correct processes are established and followed when allegations... Read more

The Angelus, Jean Francois Millet, 1859.

Catholic symposium – how music, food, and friendship ground us in reality

Feb 8, 2018

By Perry West

The Prairie Troubadour gathering will be full of good music, food, and discussions with Catholic leaders addressing how to live... Read more

Venerable Stanley Rother, who will be beatified Sept. 23, 2017. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.

Bishop Conley: martyred Oklahoma priest showed courage that comes from prayer

Sep 20, 2017

An Oklahoma priest martyred in Guatemala will be beatified on Saturday, and his life has much to teach us, Bishop... Read more

Bishop Conley: Mass deportations will not fix our immigration system

Feb 27, 2017

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 James D. Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska at the Cathedral of St. Matthew in Washington D.C., Sept. 23, 2014.

Our brother, the Pope – Bishop Conley on the papal visit thus far

Sep 24, 2015

Bishop James Conley says that Pope Francis' mandate to go beyond the narrow confines of own worlds is a challenge,... Read more