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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...

Viewpoint: ‘Be reconciled with your brother’

One summer, a young deacon preparing for the priesthood helped us at Mass. I remember standing outside of church after his first homily and...

Translate anger from sin to accomplishment

Wherever we look, anger is on the rise and is calling for a deeper look at its anatomy. Anger, which is one of the seven...

Viewpoint: Think before you act, speak, tweet

  “Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character;...

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