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    “Choose Life” – LB 46

    UPDATE: After yet another filibuster carried out by Senator Ernie Chambers, the Legislature voted today (March 6th, 2017) to advance the second piece of the “Choose Life” license plate bill: an appropriation in the amount of $9,631 as a one-time, up-front cost for creating the plates.The motion to “invoke cloture” (i.e., to “break” the filibuster) prevailed 39-1-8 (Yes-No-Not Voting, respectively). To see how your senator voted, click here. The vote to advance...  Read More...

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    Title IX Gender Identity Mandate Withdrawn

    UPDATE (March 6th, 2017): Today, the U.S. Supreme Court “vacated and remanded” the case that was expected to decide whether the meaning of “sex” in major areas of federal law actuallymeans “gender identity,” and not biological sex. The decision wipes out last year’s ruling by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals alleging that “sex” could reasonably be understood to mean “gender identity” and thus that, under Title IX, students may acc...  Read More...

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    LB 173

    On Feb. 22, 2017 the Judiciary Committee of the Nebraska Legislatureheld a public hearing on LB173 that would create new protected classes for sexual orientation and gender identity (“SOGI”) for purposes of employment, housing, and public accommodations.While we, as Catholics, understand that all men and women are created in the image and likeness of God and are deserving of respect and dignity, LB173 goes beyond dealing with arbitrary and unjust discrimination. Instead, LB173 would further allo...  Read More...

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The Catholic Dioceses of Nebraska

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    Archdiocese of Omaha

    The 230,000 Catholics in the Archdiocese of Omaha live at once in the ancient tradition of Roman Catholicism and the young, unique heritage of Northeastern Nebraska The diocese is lead by Archbishop George J. Lucas and is rooted in diverse ethnic and cultural heritages extending from farms and ranches to towns and city centers.    Read More...

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    Diocese of Lincoln

    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lincoln comprises the majority of the eastern and central portions of the state south of the Platte River with a Catholic population of nearly 97,000. Bishop James D. Conley currently serves the Dioceses 9th Bishop.   Read More...

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    Diocese of Grand Island

    The Diocese of Grand Island operates under the direction of Bishop Joseph G. Hanefeldt in his role as shepherd and teacher. Consisting of over 42,000 square miles in central and western Nebraska the Church is a true cross section of age, race and economic background, yet we are truly one in the faith and family of Christ.   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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  • Communications and outreach specialist

    Friday, 03 March 2017It is with great pleasure that the Nebraska Catholic Conference announces a brand-new position, the Communications and Outreach Specialist (COS), and our newest staff member, Lauren Garcia, who will fill this position.The COS will assist the executive director of the NCC to foster a robust public understanding of the principles of Catholic social teaching and the mutual public policy interests of our three bishops of Nebraska. The COS will be responsible for devising and imp...  Read More...

  • The sword of the LGBT movement

     Friday, 24 February 2017By Tom Venzor, Nebraska Catholic Conference Barronelle Stutzman is an ordinary citizen—like you and me—with an extraordinary adventure over the last few years. Barronelle—a woman of Christian faith—is the owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Washington. Over her career, Barronelle has served and employed a variety of people, including those identifying with a same-sex attraction.   Read More...

  • Incompatible with life, compatible with love

    Friday, 17 February 2017Around a dozen courageous “Warrior Moms” recently testified on a small, but deeply moving piece of legislation introduced by State Senator Joni Albrecht, representative of Legislative District 17 (Wayne, Thurston, and Dakota counties). The bill—entitled the Compassion and Care for Medically Challenging Pregnancies Act—runs the gamut of human experience and human emotion. LB506 would provide opportunities for a mother to receive information abo...  Read More...

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