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  • Nebraska Catholic Conference Welcomes Marion Miner As New Associate Director for Pro-life, Family

    Friday, 18 August 2017- LINCOLN, NE (SNR) - The Nebraska Catholic Conference (NCC) hired Marion Miner as the new associate director for pro-life and family, effective Aug. 7.Miner was selected by Tom Venzor, executive director of the NCC, and Nebraska’s three Catholic bishops—Archbishop George J. Lucas of the Archdiocese of Omaha, Bishop James D.   Read More...

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    The Supreme Court's Latest Decision on Religious Freedom

    As you’ve likely heard, this week the U.S. Supreme Court issued a major ruling in support of religious freedom. In the case of Trinity Lutheran v.   Read More...

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    Nebraska Catholic Conference Celebrates Advancement of Opportunity Scholarships Act

    May 23, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Tom Venzor, Executive Director of the Nebraska Catholic Conference, hosted a press conference to celebrate the historic advancement of the Opportunity Scholarships Act (LB295) from the Revenue Committee.Last week, as the 2017 Nebraska Legislature prepared to dismiss for the remainder of the year, the Revenue Committee voted 5 to 3 to advance the bill to "General File" for debate by the entire Legislature. For more information about the Committee'...  Read More...

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    Pro-Life Title X Effort Fails in Dramatic Vote

    May 4th, 2017 – In a dramatic turn of events at the State Capitol in Lincoln yesterday, the Legislature repealed pro-life language from a budget proposal that would have shifted taxpayer dollars away from abortion clinics and toward comprehensive healthcare centers. In the hours leading up to the second round of debate, Senator John Stinner of Gering, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, filed an amendment to strike the budget language requiring Title X family-planning funds to b...  Read More...

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    U.S. Supreme Court Finally Hears Historic Religious Freedom Case

    On Wednesday, April 19th, the United States Supreme Court heard a long-awaited oral argument about whether Missouri’s “Blaine Amendment” – i.e., a state law that prohibits public funds from being distributed to private, religious schools – violates the U.S. Constitution.The case is titled Trinity Lutheran v. Comer, and its outcome could have dramatic effects for religious freedom across the country – including right here in Nebraska.Blaine Amendments exist in ...  Read More...

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Prayer for the Nebraska Catholic Conference

Prayer for the Nebraska Catholic Conference

Eternal Father, You call us to engage the world so that Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, might be made visible in the words and actions of Your servants. Through the good work of the Nebraska Catholic Conference, may the light and grace of the Gospel shine upon the many difficult problems, questions, policies and issues that arise in our secular world, which so often does not recognize what is good and true and beautiful.  Grant to all of those who work in and with the Nebraska Catholic Conference, on behalf of our citizens who are often denied justice in our culture, the charity, courage and perseverance they need to do Your work in serenity, joy and peace.  We invoke the intercession of Blessed Mary and all of the Saints and the Holy Angels, who stand ready to carry out Your divine will. We ask all in the power of the Holy Spirit and through Jesus Christ Your Son our Lord. Amen

St. John Fisher, pray for us.  St. Thomas More, pray for us.  

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  • Registration open: Bishops’ pro-life banquet, conference

    Friday, 18 August 2017 -  I am thrilled to announce this year’s Bishops’ Pro-Life Banquet and Conference is now open for registration. The banquet and conference will take place in Lincoln at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel Sept. 29 and 30.   Read More...

  • Ongoing efforts to protect conscience rights

    Friday, 04 August 2017 -  On the heels of this summer’s Fortnight for Freedom, an Illinois federal court handed down a major victory for religious freedom in America. This is a story worth knowing about. It is a testament to the power of prayer, and a declaration of the rights of health care professionals against immoral mandates by the state.   Read More...

  • Baby Charlie and Ethical Healthcare Decisionmaking

    Friday, 21 July 2017- Baby Charlie Gard has been in the international media spotlight for several weeks. His medical situation is tragic. The tragedy is compounded by ongoing legal battles over Baby Charlie’s medical care.   Read More...

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