The Rev. Robert Francis Chamberlain, 91, of North Platte, died May 1 at Linden Court. Father Chamberlain was born January 11, 1930, to Robert Chester and Margaret Frances (Schrader) Chamberlain in Sutherland.
Rev. James E. Murphy, 94, retired priest, beloved brother, uncle, and a very loved and important part of the communities of Spalding and Ericson, Nebraska, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at his home in Spalding, NE.
In reflecting upon the “consequences” of the COVID-19 outbreak throughout the world, one that readily comes to mind for me is the adaptations we as the Church are making by means of technology. In fact, the restrictions placed upon us by civil authorities has moved the Church to use what technology we already have at our disposal
Father Bryan Ernest, pastor at St. Luke’s Church and St. Luke’s School in Ogallala, calls her the “last of the Mohicans.” Although she’s not a Native American, the “Mohican” Father Ernest is referring to is Sister Loretta Krajewski, O.S.U., principal/head teacher at St. Luke’s School.
If there’s one thing that most quilters and seamstresses have in common, it’s that they have a stash—not a stash of cash, a stash of fabric. So when it comes to filling a need during a crisis or a disaster, they are usually some of the first to step up to a challenge.
It’s Good Friday. It feels like Good Friday. After several weeks without our usual social interactions and without our gathering for the celebration of Sunday Masses and the other sacraments, it has felt like Good Friday now for quite some time.
When I was a little girl we played, "Here is the church, here's the steeple, open the doors and see all the people." How surreal it is today for our priests to not see their people. Priests, in not only our diocese, but throughout the country, are offering Masses digitally—some videotaped in churches, some in small chapels.
Father Jim Golka, pastor of St. Mary's Cathedral in Grand Island received this letter from one of the children who was preparing along with her mother, brother, and two sisters to be baptized this Easter. Listen to what a 9-year old has to say to us:
By Bishop Joseph G. Hanefeldt In the age of technology, how we are able to communicate seems to be undergoing constant change. Nearly 30 years ago, when I was the associate pastor of St. Joan of Arc Church in Omaha, I got my first computer.
By Colleen Gallion Anthony Ianni, who played Big 10 basketball for Michigan State University, has used his notoriety for bringing attention to two things: bullying and autism. Why? Because when he was younger, he was bullied because he has autism.
Next week, the Church pauses in her Lenten observance to celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph. A Solemnity is the highest level of liturgical celebration in the Church. It is never a day of fasting or penance.
When he thinks about his age, Father James Murphy finds it hard to believe he turned 94 in February, but then he thinks about all of his life experiences and the history he has seen and realizes it’s true. “Yeah, I’m 94,” he laughed.
GRAND ISLAND—A capital campaign nearly 10 years in the making is almost finished at Grand Island’s Resurrection Church. The final stages of what began with former pastor Father Mike McDermott as the “For All Generations—Taking the Next Step” campaign will culminate with the completion of a new worship space
On Ash Wednesday, the Church presents the call to repentance and conversion with forceful words from the Book of the Prophet Joel. “Return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning. Rend your hearts and not your garments and return to the Lord your God. For gracious and merciful is he, slow to anger, rich in kindness and relenting in punishment.”
GRAND ISLAND—The Diocese of Grand Island announced Feb. 17 that Grand Island Central Catholic Principal Jordan Engle will assume the role as diocesan superintendent in addition to his principal duties effective July 1.