The Shepherd's Voice
About the Show
This semi-monthly podcast brings you conversations with Most Rev. George J. Lucas, Archbishop of Omaha, as he shares his pastoral vision with the local Church: "One Church: encountering Jesus, equipping disciples, and living mercy."
Episode 7: This Advent, "Watch!"
December 1st, 2017
9 mins 20 secs
advent, catholic, christmas, faith
Preparing for Christmas often feels more like a project than anything else. The challenge to our faith during this season is to think about what God has done and is doing. We remember that we’re saved because of God’s project, God’s work, God’s action in our lives, and not by our own efforts.
Episode 6: The Pilgrim's Journey
November 27th, 2017
17 mins 50 secs
catholic, faith, pilgrimage
Santiago de Compostela.
Archbishop Lucas offers reflections on his recent pilgrimage to several holy places in Europe, and how such a journey illuminates the earthly journey each of us must make.
Episode 4: What is evangelization?
October 25th, 2017
25 mins 27 secs
evangelization, jesus, mission
Evangelization. Though we hear the word a lot, we often don’t have a clear grasp of its meaning.
In this episode, Archbishop Lucas is joined by Jim Jansen, director of the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis, to talk about the challenges we face in announcing the Good News.
Episode 3: What does it mean to encounter Jesus?
October 4th, 2017
23 mins 49 secs
evangelization, jesus, mission, vocation
"The Father didn't send us a book of rules... but a Person." In this episode, Archbishop Lucas unpacks 'encountering Jesus' as the foundation of the life of the Church.
Episode 2: Sharing the journey with migrants and refugees
September 13th, 2017
17 mins 21 secs
immigration, omaha, pope francis, refugees
Not since WWII have so many people been displaced from their homelands. Archbishop Lucas responds to Pope Francis' invitation for bishops and all of the faithful to draw close to those in our communities who have arrived as strangers seeking the same things we all seek.
Episode 1: Charlottesville, Racism, and the Church's Response
August 31st, 2017
34 mins 36 secs
christ, justice, prayer, racism
So often it seems we’re looking across a divide; the devil is at work tempting us to think that the divide is good. Whether the divide is racial or political, we’re tempted to think that that person is bad and not worthy of our respect. Racism is a sin that damages the human family.