From Profane to Sacred

August 23, 2017 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Religion

Twenty-five years ago hordes of television cameras and newspaper reporters descended on Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to cover the trial of a 31-year-old serial killer whose depths of depravity defied comprehension. Details of the murders—17 in all, […]

Omaha’s Saint: Father Flanagan and the Cause for Canonization

February 20, 2017 · Posted In: Family, Omaha Magazine, Religion

A small, framed black-and-white photo hangs on the living room wall of the Rev. Clifford Stevens’ modest apartment, located on the south campus of Omaha’s famous Village of Boys Town. It shows Monsignor Edward J. […]

Yiddish Omaha

The Last Nuns of Duchesne

August 26, 2016 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People, Publications, Religion

The nuns have left the building. For the first time in the 135-year history of Duchesne Academy, students have no interaction with members of the Religieuses du Sacre Coeur de Jesus (also known as the […]

Omaha’s Lost Religious Buildings

March 17, 2016 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Lifestyle, Publications, Religion

Despite Omaha’s deserved early reputation as a city of crime and vice, it was also a city with a thriving religious community. Or, more properly, a variety of religious communities, as Omaha has always been […]

Keeping the Faith

February 12, 2016 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Publications, Religion

I received the news around 6 a.m. the morning of February 10. “John Feit Arrested,” the email from a fellow journalist in Phoenix read. He included a link to a story on the NBC News […]

Peace. Love. Understanding.

August 12, 2015 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, People, Publications, Religion

This article appears in July/August 2015 Omaha Magazine. Eric Elnes once aspired to a career in science, specifically solar research. He ended up in an arena centered around the pursuit of knowledge, just at the […]

Lest We Forget

July 29, 2015 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Publications, Religion

This article appeared in Omaha Magazine July/August 2015 edition. Potter Field: It’s a lonely sounding pair of words for an even lonelier place. The phrase dates to the Bible, when fields once strip-mined for potting soil […]

Past Lives

May 28, 2015 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Lifestyle, Publications, Religion

This article originally published in May/June 2015 edition of 60-Plus. When we research our genealogical histories, we sometimes find we’re related to some pretty interesting people, says Max Sparber, Research Specialist for the Douglas County […]

A Joyful Noise

April 21, 2015 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Publications, Religion

Originally published in March/April 2015 edition of 60-Plus. Electric. Eclectic. Inspired. All of those descriptors apply to Sacred Heart Catholic Church’s Freedom Choir. Home for this contemporary gospel choir is a Late Gothic Revival-style house […]