Saturday, October 16, 2010

Intercessors of the Lamb closed

By Christopher Burbach

There was a stillness in the hills of the Intercessors of the Lamb's Omaha campus Friday, the day the archbishop of Omaha shut them down as a Roman Catholic religious group.

The people in teal and white robes who normally walk about the Ponca Hills property were gone.

The Omaha Archdiocese had bused 32 women and 16 men, members of the organization, to a Catholic retreat center in Schuyler, Neb., with plans to care for them while they discern a new future for themselves...

Board members refused three times to meet with Lucas to discuss the organization's finances, why he had Brown step down and what the group's future would be, said Deacon Timothy F. McNeil, chancellor of the Omaha Archdiocese.

McNeil said the Intercessors' hermits and priests were bused voluntarily to Schuyler for their well-being. He said there were concerns about whether they would have food and other means for living...

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