Organization invites area mothers to monthly events
LINCOLN (SNR) – Father Justin Fulton and his brother, former state senator and current state tax commissioner Tony Fulton will present “A Politician and a Priest” Saturday, Oct. 1 during the monthly “Lincoln MOMs” meeting from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the John XXIII Diocesan Center, 3700 Sheridan Blvd., Lincoln.
The presentation, from 9 to 10 a.m., will look at Catholic political responsibility in light of the USCCB’s document Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship. The document can be found at http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/faithful-citizenship/upload/forming-consciences-for-faithful-citizenship.pdf.
The talk – an intriguing discussion about faith and politics – is presented for the “Lincoln MOMs” group. Lincoln Mothers on a Mission (MOMs) is designed to “serve Catholic mothers within a community that understands the many roles of a mother’s life.”
“MOMS works to serve as a source of spiritual and emotional nourishment, foster supportive friendships, and instill joy as we strive to live our vocations to the fullest,” said member Hannah Christensen. “Most importantly, we seek to build upon a mothers personal relationship with our all loving and merciful God.”
The organization was started last year by a small group of Catholic mothers, under the guidance of Father Sean Kilcawley, director of the diocesan Office of Family Life.
All mothers in the Lincoln area are invited to the group’s meetings the first Saturday of each month to listen to an inspiring speaker, engage in small group discussions and socialize. Coffee, snacks and childcare are provided with an online sign-up. A recommended free-will donation of $5 for each meeting is suggested.
Father Justin Fulton, ordained in 2015, serves as assistant pastor of Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln and teaches at Pius X High School in Lincoln. He is also assistant master of ceremonies for the diocese. Before priesthood, he was a supervisor for State Farm Insurance and helped lead numerous political campaigns. His brother Tony, a member of St. Peter Parish in Lincoln, represented the 29th District in Lincoln in the state legislature from 2007-13. Governor Pete Ricketts appointed him as state tax commissioner in December 2015, and Bishop Conley appointed Tony as chair of the Diocesan Finance Council in 2016.