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

When is Prudence Prudence?

A bit ago I wrote about prudential decisions and the economy. In that case, many laity and several bishops were complaining about the prudential application of principles to the Ryan budget by Bishop ... More

RE: In Defense of John Roberts

My personal reactions to the Supreme Court decision yesterday have varied, but wherever I find myself at any given moment, I mainly still agree with what Carson Holloway said so well in his post “In... More

Principles vs. Prudence the U.S. Bishops and Economics

The news out of the USCCB meeting in Atlanta last week included a conversation amongst the bishops about reactions to Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget. It was a conversation more important than the pe... More

Union Rights and Responsibilities

The Cardinal Newman Society pointed out the other day that a slew of Jesuits at Marquette University wanted Gov. Walker of Wisconsin recalled. When asked why they did so, the spokesman for the Provinc... More

Remembering Our Chaplains of Liberty

Inspired by the words and witness of some military chaplains I recently heard speak, I wanted to reflect on the contribution given to our nation by chaplains. My reflection starts with the events o... More

The SSPX and Religious Liberty

As I understand it, today is when the leaders of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) meet with the Vatican in order, hopefully, to bring to a happy end the process of reconciliation started by Pope Bened... More

St. Joseph for The Common Good

Yesterday’s feast of St. Joseph the Worker didn’t seem to get much attention. That struck me as odd in an election year so caught up with issues of the Catholic faith and Catholic social teaching.... More

The Social Teaching and the LCWR

So the Congregation for the Doctrines of the Faith (CDF) had a great deal negative to say about the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). The part of the document from the CDF that got my ... More

Fr. Flanagan Wouldn’t Qualify Either

One of the more disturbing aspects of this HHS mandate is knowing the degree to which our nation has profited from Catholics only now to have our consciences treated so shabbily. As an example I gi... More

The American Prejudice and Catholic Freedom

EDITOR'S NOTE: Please join me in welcoming guest blogger Omar Gutierrez to the CV Blog. In 1949 Paul Blanshard published American Freedom and Catholic Power. Its popularity in the U.S. re-opened a ... More



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