The Shepherd's Voice with Archbishop George J. Lucas

Archdiocese of Omaha

About the show

This 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."

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Episode 69: Catholic Schools are Back in Session!

    Episode  |  August 10th, 2022  |  13 mins 37 secs
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    The 2022 academic year is almost here! Archbishop Lucas reflects on how parents need to continue their obligation as teachers for their children.

  • Episode 68: 2022 Priesthood Ordination

    Episode  |  June 2nd, 2022  |  39 mins 58 secs
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    The 2022 priesthood ordination is happening Saturday, June 4 at St. Cecilia Cathedral. Two amazing transitional deacons will be ordained in the Archdiocese of Omaha. The episode is divided into 3 parts: (1) Archbishop Lucas talking about the importance of priestly vocations, (2) both transitional deacons explaining their experience throughout the seminary, and (3) a conversation with retiring priest Father Lloyd Gnirk. Congratulations to Deacon Brett Jamrog and Deacon Minh Tran!

  • Episode 67: How can we experience the Risen Christ this Easter?

    Episode  |  April 27th, 2022  |  16 mins 28 secs
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    We are full swing into the Easter season. The Most Rev. George J. Lucas explains how Catholics can better experience and encounter the Lord in his Resurrection. He also explains the upcoming feast days in the liturgical calendar. And yes, Pentecost is Sunday, June 5!

  • Episode 66: What is the Journey of Faith?

    Episode  |  March 30th, 2022  |  15 mins 18 secs
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    The Journey of Faith is a new Pastoral Planning initiative within the Archdiocese of Omaha. Over the past three years, some rural and urban parishes have already joined together in groupings served by one pastor and one or more associate pastors, and with a sharing of resources.

  • Lent 2022 is here!

    Article  |  March 4th, 2022
    By Jimmy Carroll
  • Episode 65: Living Lent more fully!

    Episode  |  March 4th, 2022  |  18 mins 38 secs
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    Lent 2022 is here! What is the true meaning of the smudge of ash on our foreheads? Most Rev. George J. Lucas gives us his thoughts on how Catholics can deepen their spiritual lives during the Lenten season.

  • Episode 64: Catholic Schools Week 2022

    Episode  |  February 4th, 2022  |  15 mins 52 secs
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    Catholic Schools Week is January 30 - February 5 and all 70 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Omaha are celebrating the greatness of their school, through fun activities and what it means to attend a Catholic school in Northeast Nebraska.

  • Episode 63: COVID keeps raising its ugly head

    Episode  |  January 19th, 2022  |  15 mins 28 secs
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    COVID keeps raising its ugly head. Fighting ugly with ugly is not the answer. In this episode, Archbishop George Lucas discusses how the newest COVID-19 is causing more division to occur, and how we can strive to be more patient and compassion to one another.

  • Episode 62: Looking back at 2021 and ahead at 2022

    Episode  |  December 30th, 2021  |  26 mins 24 secs
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    2021 is coming to an end....but will 2022 look any different? Most Rev. George J. Lucas talks about families and friends gathering for important feast days during the Christmas season. Furthermore, the New Year brings Catholics more exciting feast days to celebrate. Keep the volume up as Archbishop Lucas reflects on 2021 and what 2022 will bring for the Archdiocese of Omaha.

  • Episode 61: The beauty of the Incarnation

    Episode  |  December 23rd, 2021  |  23 mins 58 secs
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    The Advent season is here. Archbishop George J. Lucas shares his thoughts on the incarnation of Jesus in history and what his taking on human form means for us today.

  • Episode 60: Declining Vocations: What Are We Missing?

    Episode  |  June 16th, 2021  |  26 mins 23 secs
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    The Church prays for vocations all the time, so why does it seem we're not getting an answer? In this episode, Archbishop Lucas tackles the question of how to foster priestly vocations and asks us to look seriously at what we each can do to help young people listen to the One who calls.

  • Episode 59: Put the Holy Spirit to Work

    Episode  |  May 21st, 2021  |  29 mins 31 secs
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    How do we know the Holy Spirit is present? Do we believe that He is present and that we can experience Him? As we celebrate Pentecost, Archbishop Lucas encourages us to put the Holy Spirit to work, and to go (back) to Mass with all our desire wide open.

  • Episode 58: This is a very big deal!

    Episode  |  April 18th, 2021  |  28 mins 38 secs
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    Archbishop Lucas celebrates the Easter season, shares about how to be amazed by the things we've heard before.

  • Episode 57: Why did Jesus have to suffer?

    Episode  |  March 23rd, 2021  |  27 mins 37 secs
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    As we draw closer to Holy Week, Archbishop Lucas is posed the question, "Why did Jesus have to suffer?" This leads to a conversation on answering the problem of evil and why bad things happen to good people. If you've ever pondered this question or want to prepare your heart for Holy Week, this will be a thought-provoking listen.

  • Episode 56: Disconnect & Reconnect

    Episode  |  February 11th, 2021  |  24 mins 19 secs
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    This Lent, Archbishop Lucas encourages us to "disconnect and reconnect"—disconnect from the perpetual outrage machine created by our current media and political climate, and reconnect to the Prince of Peace through His Body, the Church.

  • Episode 55: "Go to Joseph"

    Episode  |  January 8th, 2021  |  24 mins 34 secs
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    This week, Archbishop Lucas introduces the Year of St. Joseph proclaimed by Pope Francis. He offers insights into the life of St. Joseph and how to lean into learning from and praying with the patron saint of the Universal Church this year.