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The Bishop's Pro-Life Banquet and Conference (hosted by Nebraska Catholic Conference)
Archbishop Lucas, Bishop Conley and Bishop Hanefeldt invite you to join them for the annual Bishop's Pro-Life Banquet and Conference on September 29-30, 2017 at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, NE.  The featured speaker for the banquet and conference is Wesley J. Smith, J.D., an expert in bioethics and the assisted-suicide debate. For more information, call 402-477-7517 or e-mail Lauren Garcia at 

Annual Memorial Prayer Service
Mark your calendar and join us for our annual prayer service at "A Haven For Healing" on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM. Come visit the recently expanded and improved memorial, which is dedicated to unborn babies lost to miscarriage or abortion. We extend our gratitude to the Catholic Cemeteries Office for their generosity with this improvement project. The memorial is located on the south side of St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery at 46th & Q Streets in Omaha. There are currently 40 names engraved on the memorial's stones, and your prayers are appreciated for these babies. 

Current Newsletter

May 2017 Newsletter, Volume 22, No. 2:


Associate Director for Pro-Life & Family to Speak on June 7
The new Associate Director for Pro-Life & Family of the Nebraska Catholic Conference, Mr. Jeff Kanger, will be our next luncheon speaker on Wednesday, June 7.  Mr. Kanger is an attorney and an Omaha native.  He is currently involved in promoting pro-life policies in the Nebraska Legislature.  He will give us a complete pro-life report card on this year's Nebraska legislative session, which ended recently.

The luncheon will be held at the Garden Cafe in Rockbrook Village Shopping Center here in Omaha.  If possible, please make early reservations.  Details are provided below to make reservations, early or otherwise.  AND PLEASE FEEL FREE TO BRING A FRIEND ALONG.

Memorial Gets an Outstanding Upgrade!

The memorial called "A Haven for Healing" is located at St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery in Omaha, to remember babies lost to abortion or miscarriage.  The memorial was started by Business and Professional People for Life about 17 years ago to allow people affected by the loss of an unborn baby to engrave a memorial message.  BPPFL helps with the expense of these engravings to make the opportunity available to all.  The memorial currently has 40 names engraved at the site.

Over the years the Catholic Cemeteries Office has been of tremendous assistance with the memorial, maintaining the site, adding trees, helping with prayer services, etc.  We are also very thankful to the Cemetery Office for a generous, outstanding upgrade they recently performed at the memorial.  They doubled the number of blank stones, replaced the wood chip ground covering with river rocks, added edging and expanded the size of the site.  This was done at their expense because they support the ministry our group is performing.  We are so very appreciative of this generous act!  If you have the chance, please thank the Catholic Cemeteries staff for their wonderful support of this memorial.

Also, keep in mind that you still have the opportunity to assist in the expense of engraving a memorial stone.  A donation of $197.96 covers the full cost of an engraving.  Please send your contribution to BPPFL, 2329 North 120th Ave. Circle, Omaha, NE 68164.  THANK YOU for doing this!  And please don't forget to come to our annual brief Sunday afternoon prayer service at the memorial in August.  Our web site will have all the details in July - so go to

President's Message to the Membership 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in BPPFL,
As we enter into a new springtime in our earthly environment, it is a great time to enter into a new boost of enthusiasm in our pro-life work.  We see newly elected officials in federal, state and local positions, with the great hope that they will give a spark to our efforts and expand a pro-life culture.  We even have a new Supreme Court Justice, Neil Gorsuch, whom we hope will work to restore our values of the dignity of all life, from conception to natural death (and eternity).  This whole environment shows forth new life, new efforts and the renewal of our knowledge of God's never-ending creative activity.  Let us unite ourselves with our Lord and confidently go forward to spread the good news of God's Love of all life at every stage (bloom where we are planted).  Many people don't clearly see the value of all life.  Even we pro-life people can get discouraged in our efforts (when we forget the mission before us).  Even though our human efforts are imperfect, united to the Lord they will bring about ultimate victory.

We are blessed to have Jeff Kanger at our luncheon, new head of the Bishop's Pro-Life Pastoral in Nebraska (taking the position recently held by Tom Venzor) to give us all the latest pro-life activities and legislation pending locally and nationally.  He is knowledgeable and capable, and I hope to see you at the Garden Cafe in Rockbrook on June 7th.

God Bless,
John H. Kellogg, Jr.
President of BPPFL


  Garden Cafe, Rockbrook Village, 11040 Oak St., Omaha, NE (small party room) 
When:   Wednesday, June 7, starting at 11:30 AM (social time) with lunch served at noon
Menu:  Two Entree Buffet: $15.00

Please e-mail your reservations to or call 402-496-4121 on or before noon on Tuesday, June 6, and please include your name or names for each person.  



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