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Father Eugene Hemrick, Catholic News Service

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In times of violence, we need to return to God’s law...

Looking outside from my apartment, my stomach sickened. Additional fencing encircling government buildings at the corner had been added to reinforce uplifted car barriers. I...

Perhaps guilt trips remind us to not lose perspective this time...

I usually look unfavorably at anyone who lays guilt trips on me that are a form of covert force that goes against the grain...

Step away from the media blitz to maintain mental balance: Father...

As I paged through the news on my computer, I realized I had run through a hundred postings within an hour that touched on...

When educational spaces change, how do we maintain the basics? —...

How might we put right education, which is being turned upside down? Education is often envisioned as the three R's: reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic. Among...

Freedom should support the common good: Father Eugene Hemrick

"Mandating face masks is unconstitutional and an affront to my freedom." Despite the scientific wisdom of this mandate, some citizens vociferously reject it. In the...

Reasonable expectations are needed for protests to succeed: Father Eugene Hemrick

Hordes of protesters have flooded the streets over burning concerns crying to be addressed. Will racism continue to divide society? Will those protecting law...

The best gift you can bestow in the Christmas season is...

By FATHER EUGENE HEMRICK The holiday panic of picking out the right gifts is upon us. Now comes the challenge deciding what best to give...

Take a deeper look at the meaning behind the parable of...

The King James Version of the Bible states that when the prodigal son "came to himself," he thought, "How many hired servants of my...

Hemrick: The Serenity Prayer directs us to practice courage

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change." In pointing us to acceptance, the Serenity Prayer directs us to the heart...

The psychological links to the sounds we hear — Father Eugene...

The variety of sounds in a city is bewildering. Recently I identified sounds I heard while standing on the corner of Connecticut Avenue in...

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