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    The Supreme Court's Latest Decision on Religious Freedom

    As you’ve likely heard, this week the U.S. Supreme Court issued a major ruling in support of religious freedom. In the case of Trinity Lutheran v.   Read More...

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    Nebraska Catholic Conference Celebrates Advancement of Opportunity Scholarships Act

    May 23, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Tom Venzor, Executive Director of the Nebraska Catholic Conference, hosted a press conference to celebrate the historic advancement of the Opportunity Scholarships Act (LB295) from the Revenue Committee.Last week, as the 2017 Nebraska Legislature prepared to dismiss for the remainder of the year, the Revenue Committee voted 5 to 3 to advance the bill to "General File" for debate by the entire Legislature. For more information about the Committee'...  Read More...

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    Pro-Life Title X Effort Fails in Dramatic Vote

    May 4th, 2017 – In a dramatic turn of events at the State Capitol in Lincoln yesterday, the Legislature repealed pro-life language from a budget proposal that would have shifted taxpayer dollars away from abortion clinics and toward comprehensive healthcare centers. In the hours leading up to the second round of debate, Senator John Stinner of Gering, Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, filed an amendment to strike the budget language requiring Title X family-planning funds to b...  Read More...

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    U.S. Supreme Court Finally Hears Historic Religious Freedom Case

    On Wednesday, April 19th, the United States Supreme Court heard a long-awaited oral argument about whether Missouri’s “Blaine Amendment” – i.e., a state law that prohibits public funds from being distributed to private, religious schools – violates the U.S. Constitution.The case is titled Trinity Lutheran v. Comer, and its outcome could have dramatic effects for religious freedom across the country – including right here in Nebraska.Blaine Amendments exist in ...  Read More...

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    NSAA Representatives Decisively Reject Proposal Targeting Private Schools

    The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) Representative Assembly decisively rejected a proposal on April 7, 2017 that would have unjustly punished success and effectively discriminated against students attending private religious schools. It needed 31 favorable votes to pass. The Representative Assembly mustered only 18 votes in favor of the policy, as opposed to 33 votes against.The Nebraska Catholic Conference (NCC) has opposed the policy from the beginning, when it was first introduc...  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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  • Baby Charlie and Ethical Healthcare Decisionmaking

    Friday, 21 July 2017- Baby Charlie Gard has been in the international media spotlight for several weeks. His medical situation is tragic. The tragedy is compounded by ongoing legal battles over Baby Charlie’s medical care.   Read More...

  • Religious Freedom: Our First, Most Cherished Liberty

    Friday, 07 July 2017 -  With the feast day of Saints Thomas More and John Fischer and the Fortnight for Freedom come and gone, a renewed sense of religious freedom has settled into the hearts of Catholics across the country. These occasions provide an opportunity to reflect on the fundamental basis for religious liberty. They also provide an opportunity to further pray and work for a culture that values religious liberty as the Supreme Court of the United States (“SCOTUS”) recently did.Reli...  Read More...

  • A Sobering Look at the 2016 Nebraska Abortion Statistics

    Friday, 23 June 2017 - Under Nebraska state law, every abortion performed in our state must be reported by the attending abortionist through a reporting form to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”). This report includes a variety of information (e.g., age of the mother, type of procedure performed, reason for the abortion, etc.). DHHS compiles this information and issues an annual report.   Read More...

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