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Missional Catholics, a new podcast of the Archdiocese of Omaha, illuminates ways each of us can help answer the call of Jesus to witness the Gospel to those around us. As host, the Most Rev. George J. Lucas, Archbishop of Omaha, explores ways to live and share the faith through conversations with mission-minded Catholics from Nebraska and beyond.

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    • Religion & Spirituality

Missional Catholics, a new podcast of the Archdiocese of Omaha, illuminates ways each of us can help answer the call of Jesus to witness the Gospel to those around us. As host, the Most Rev. George J. Lucas, Archbishop of Omaha, explores ways to live and share the faith through conversations with mission-minded Catholics from Nebraska and beyond.

    Building a pro-life culture in a post-Role America

    Building a pro-life culture in a post-Role America

    Following the Supreme Court’s 2022 ruling in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which found there isn't a constitutional right to abortion, pro-life organizations and individuals believed a culture of life was building in the United States. However, several losses on the state level have led to confusion and demoralization among many in the pro-life movement. In this episode of Archbishop George J. Lucas' video podcast, Missional Catholics, the archbishop talks with moral theologian Charlie Camosy, Ph.D., about building a culture of life in a post-Roe world. Camosy has spent most of his adult life in the pro-life arena. He is currently a professor at the Creighton University School of Medicine and the Msgr. Curran Fellow in Moral Theology at St. Joseph Seminary in New York.  Camosy believes that one important way the pro-life movement in America will gain ground and change hearts and minds is by positioning itself as a justice-centered movement that includes prenatal justice. Essential to this movement is to inform society that intimate partner violence is a significant factor when it comes to women seeking abortions. In fact, seven out of 10 abortions are coerced, and homicide is the most common cause of death in pregnant women. Dr. Camosy wants people to be bold and creative in fighting the culture of death while also working to get women out of toxic situations that make them feel that abortion is the only way out. People who want women to be protected and receive quality health care – even if they are pro-choice – have shown a willingness to partner with those in the pro-life movement on this issue. That is a start. Finally, as in all types of evangelization, Dr. Camosy suggests spending time in front of the Blessed Sacrament and praying that we can be compassionate and accompany the most vulnerable in our society so they know they are not alone. Learn more about Dr. Camosy's work: https://www.charlescamosy.com/ Follow him on X/Twitter:  / ccamosy   Learn about support for pregnant women and families in need in the Archdiocese of Omaha: https://archomaha.org/familylife/walk... Learn more about intimate partner violence: https://www.usccb.org/topics/marriage... Learn more about Sisters of Life: https://sistersoflife.org/what-we-do/...
     

    • 41 min
    Discovering who God calls you to serve

    Discovering who God calls you to serve

    In the latest episode of Archbishop George J. Lucas’ video podcast, Missional Catholics, the archbishop talks to Karen Van Dyke, co-founder, president and treasurer of Educate Uganda, a non-profit that helps impoverished children in Uganda by providing school fees for orphaned children and enhancing their learning environment. Van Dyke shares how a surprise birthday gift from her husband 17 years ago led to a brighter future for thousands of impoverished children in Uganda. Van Dyke shares how Educate Uganda has offered young people who might otherwise never have had the opportunity to go to school the chance to receive a life-changing education and instilled them with hope for a brighter future. Van Dyke encourages listeners, especially young people, to turn to God in adoration and quiet prayer so that when He asks them to be the face of Jesus to their neighbors, they can say yes – even if they are afraid. SHOW NOTES:Learn more about Educate Uganda at https://www.educateuganda.org/Support Support the non-profit's work here: https://educateuganda.org/donate.html

    • 30 min
    How to die well with Deacon Steve Doran, MD

    How to die well with Deacon Steve Doran, MD

    In the first episode of Missional Catholics, Archbishop George J. Lucas talks with Deacon Steve Doran, MD, author of the new book, “To Die Well: A Catholic Neurosurgeon’s Guide to the End of Life,” about what he has learned about death – and life – through his experiences as a neurosurgeon, deacon, father and husband.

    • 31 min

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