Omar Gutierrez

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Omar Gutierrez

Omar F. A. Gutiérrez works for the Archdiocese of Omaha as the Special Assistant to the Archbishop George J. Lucas and as the Manager of the Office of Missions & Justice. He has a background in Catholic theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome (the Angelicum) and finally from the University of Dallas where his Master’s thesis applied Cardinal Newman’s marks of the development of doctrine to Vatican II’s Dignitatis humanae.

Omar has fostered a special interest in the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church. His articles in that vein have been published in several online and print Catholic media including the National Catholic Register, The Catholic Answer and Catholic World Report. His audio series on Catholic Social Teaching with Kris McGregor for has been given favorable reviews by and by leading Catholic apologists. His website is

Most importantly, Omar is happily married and enjoys his children’s laughter.

Recent Posts


No $10 Dream: Rubio on Poverty

I have considered Senator Rubio with some hope since he burst on the scene. Now, after reading his thoughts on the "War on Poverty," at least some of what I hoped he could be has started to come to fr... More


The Abolition of Modern Slavery

What is the story behind headlines like this: “FBI rescues over 100 child sex trafficking victims”? Well on the same day that the story broke about a week ago, I received a visitor to my office... More



We live in a nation of liars. I suppose that has been the case for a long while since we are all fallen creatures. Lying is just part of what it means to struggle with sin. So maybe I should say that ... More


The Faith To Lead In Love

In Lumen fidei (The light of faith), Pope Francis’s first encyclical, he shows us more of his simple style and central themes which have been the constant undercurrent in his daily homilies and Wedn... More


A Simple Prayer Method From A Simple Pontiff

It is becoming increasingly clear that our Pope Francis is a pope who, as Stephen White put it, smells like his sheep. He is a man of his people, and a father who communicates to his people in a fashi... More

Pope Francis the Liberator

Pope Francis the Liberator

A bit ago I wrote about the legacy of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI with regard to the social teaching of the Church. I wrote that he understood that those theologies which insist on making the social te... More

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Social Teaching and B16

From early on in the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI, I was keyed in on how he would articulate Catholic Social Teaching. As Cardinal Ratzinger he had quite a bit to say about Liberation Theology. As... More

Of Violence And Two Young Men

I could not help but be struck by the juxtaposition of two events that occurred yesterday. Most of you have heard of the terrible violence that occurred in Colorado. A young man in his early twenties ... More

Can A Catholic Still Vote For Him… Even Now?

When professor Doug Kmiec asked and answered the question in 2008 about whether Catholics could vote for Barack Obama he didn’t manage to convince a single soul. I mean that no one changed their vot... More

And When is Partisan Really Partisan?

Have you been called partisan recently? I think it happens to me about five times a day. Either in an e-mail, or a comment, or, worse, in an e-mail about my alleged partisanship which is sent to my bo... More



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