Nebraska's three Catholic bishops asked school officials and parents to reverse action by the Nebraska School Activities Association's board on transgender participation in high school sports and other activities.
The Nebraska Catholic Conference has urged people to support a proposal considered by the Nebraska School Activities Association to formalize basing high school sports participation on students' sex at birth.
NCR Today: Catholic Charities USA hopes to raise awareness "for the 45 million people living in poverty in the United States today."
Omaha, Neb. -- Catholic Charities workers at national conference take break from workshops to honor achievements of colleagues.
NCR Today: People from across the United States have gathered in the center of the U.S. for Harvesting Hope in the Heartland, the Catholic Charities USA 2015 annual conference.
"The death penalty is extremely expensive, it puts innocent lives at risk, it's hard on victims' families, and it gives government another unnecessary power."
Archbishop George J. Lucas of Omaha joined about 15 religious leaders, priests and nuns at a news conference in Omaha May 13 in calling for an end to the death penalty.
A capital campaign in the Omaha archdiocese has exceeded its $40 million goal with more than $52 million pledged for three to five years from more than 17,000 pledges.
"I have been overwhelmed by the generosity of Catholics all across the archdiocese," said Omaha Archbishop George Lucas, adding that he is "grateful for this expression of faith on the part of so many."
The Omaha, Neb., Archdiocese has purchased land near the college campus in hopes of building a Newman Center to open in the fall of 2016.
The archdiocese of Omaha has found two archdiocesan priests -- in separate cases -- guilty of sexual abuse of a minor, dismissing one from the priesthood.