AL MARTINEZ, 89
Martinez, who died Monday, served in the U.S. Navy and 33 years as an Omaha police officer, was an investigator in the Douglas County Attorney's Office and was a leader in his church and community.
The young Catholic priest who was moved out of a parish for his questions of seventh- and eighth-graders during confession has been reassigned…
With Grace University set to leave its near-downtown Omaha campus of 75 years, hundreds of apartments and an elementary school are lined up to…
Editor's note: This article originally was published on Dec. 26, 1992.
Editor's note: This article originally was published on Dec. 24, 1992.
On Facebook, the Rev. Damian Zuerlein of St. Francis Cabrini Church in Omaha said, "Quite a bit of shaking but the group is all ok!"
The Christ Child Center at 10th and William Streets, a community hub that closed last year amid declining attendance and funding, has been purchased by and is to become an extension of the neighboring St. Frances Cabrini Church and its All Saints grade school.
The pope emphasized in the document — “The Joy of Love” — that church doctrine cannot be the final word in answering tricky moral questions on divorce and other realities of contemporary life, and that the church must show mercy and kindness.
The church’s four bronze bells rang at weddings, tolled at funerals, clanged at noon and pealed before Masses and to signal milestones such as the end of World War II. They fell silent more than three decades ago.
While Catholics are buzzing about his visit and huge crowds are expected, his flock is not necessarily united on what church members want to hear from Francis, a Jesuit known for his often candid and headline-making statements on everything from gay people to global warming.
Among the grand openings planned soon for the area: a theater and urban park; upscale bar and grill; row houses; an old railroad depot gaining new life as a TV news station; and a former postal annex-turned-corporate headquarters.
The shuttering of the building known for serving generations of families follows a funding cut as well as demographic shifts that led to declining enrollment, the executive director said.